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Nobody Wants to Vote Against Xi Jinping

It has been more than a decade since dissenting votes were this low

China’s parliament saw dissenting votes sink to their lowest level in more than a decade as Xi Jinping began his second term as president. Only three of the 2,962 lawmakers who turned up Tuesday for the closing session of the National People’s Congress voted against approving the government’s annual report. The body unanimously voted to confirm Xi’s second term Saturday, while only two lawmakers opposed an earlier decision to repeal term-limits.

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