China's President, Xi Jinping, has received a third term as president with a unanimous vote by the National People's Congress.
With a 2,952 to 0 vote, Xi was awarded another five-year term as president, further solidifying his grip on power in China, which some speculate could be for life.
In their coverage of the event, The Independent highlights Xi's grip on power as party chief and commander-in-chief of the military, characterising his third presidential term as another display of his power grab.
The Times highlights that Xi now has a tight grip on all three main levers of authority and suggests that he may seek to hold supreme power for life, while CNN describes him as China's most powerful and authoritarian leader in decades.
Finally, the AP News provides a more straightforward report of the event, suggesting that Xi is on track to remain in power for life.
Overall, the publications agree that Xi's third term was a foregone conclusion and that he now has a strong hold on power in China.
However, they differ slightly in their characterisations of Xi's leadership style, with some suggesting authoritarianism and others highlighting his control over the Chinese Communist Party and military.