China’s ‘Chairman of Everything’: Behind Xi Jinping’s Many Titles

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    By JAVIER C. HERNÁNDEZ
    OCTOBER 25, 2017


    BEIJING — Xi Jinping of China has so many titles — more than a dozen and counting — that he has been called “chairman of everything.”

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    Mr. Xi’s multiple designations reflect his status as one of China’s most influential modern leaders. On Wednesday, he gained another five-year term as the party’s general secretary and introduced a new leadership team with no clear successor, prompting speculation that he intends to rule beyond the customary second term.

    What do all the titles mean? And why do they matter? Here’s a guide.

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    Mr. Xi’s most important title is general secretary, the most powerful position in the Communist Party. In China’s one-party system, this ranking gives him virtually unchecked authority over the government.

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    Mr. Xi, like his predecessors, is chairman of the Central Military Commission, which oversees the nation’s armed forces.

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    He has created several so-called leading groups, which he heads, to drive policy across a range of areas, including finance, cybersecurity and relations with Taiwan

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