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19 March 2018, 12:17 | Tara Lloyd
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Several Asian leaders among many heads of state and government today congratulated Xi Jinping on his re-election as China's president for life.
President Halimah Yacob and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong have written to Mr Xi Jinping to convey their congratulations on his re-appointment as President of China.
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18 de marzo de 2018, 08:51Beijing, Mar 18 (Prensa Latina) Rulers from all continents and leaders of worldwide organizations sent today congratulatory messages to President Xi Jinping for his re-election and wished success in his efforts to turn China into a stronger State. Li, 63, a second ranking leader in the ruling Communist Party of China (CPC), has completed the first five-year tenure along with Xi who is now regarded as the "core" leader of the party placed along with party founder Mao Zedong.
After the results were announced, the new leaders each took an oath of allegiance to China's constitution, although the ceremony lacked the goose-stepping guards of honour that graced Xi's swearing in on Saturday.
Maldives' President, Abdulla Yameen, considered Xi's continuity in the position a total recognition of his great contributions to his nation in the last five year term and a reflection of the confidence that his people have to materialize the goals of socio-economic and political revitalization.
"Expressing belief that the bilateral relations would develop in the common interests of the peoples of the two countries, the message wished the Chinese president big success in his responsible work", KCNA cited Kim's message to Xi as saying. Xi on Saturday received unanimous support to remain as president, while just one delegate voted against Xi's close ally, Wang Qishan, becoming vice-president.
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However, he said, Canada would be alert to that and work with industry partners and the Americans to make sure that didn't happen. U.S. tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum would be "very harmful" for industry and workers in both countries, he added .