Thursday November 15, 2012
Xi Jinping named head of China's new communist leadership
BEIJING - Vice President Xi Jinping has been appointed chief of China's military after a pivotal party congress that saw him become head of the ruling Communist Party, state media reported.
The appointment means outgoing Chinese leader Hu Jintao stands down as chairman of the Central Military Commission (CMC) - a powerful position that his predecessor Jiang Zemin had clung to for two years after Hu was made president. - AFP