Xi Jinping secures third term as China's leader
China's President Xi Jinping has secured a third term as leader of the ruling Communist Party, with a new Politburo Standing Committee stacked with loyalists. The world's second-largest economy grew by 3.9% over a year earlier in the three months ending in September, up from the previous quarter's 0.4%, but still among the slowest expansions in decades. The announcement was planned for last week but postponed while the ruling Communist Party met to award President Xi Jinping a new term as leader. The move has prompted warnings that tighter control of entrepreneurs who generate jobs and wealth will depress growth that already was in long-term decline.