Reports: Xi Jinping secures China's top spot

Chinese state Xinhua News Agency have confirmed Xi Jinping has become the new leader of China by securing the Communist Party's party general secretary top spot.

Xi Jinping as he is announced as the new general secretary
Xi Jinping as he is announced as the new general secretary Credit: Reuters

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China confirms new leaders

China's ruling Communist Party has confirmed the new team that will lead the country for the next ten years. Xi Jinping was named as the party's new general secretary and will become the head of state in March.