China's parliament has approved a plan to reorganize institutions under the State Council as China's President, Xi Jinping secures his unprecedented third five-year term.
The National People's Congress unanimously voted for Xi, who also received unanimous votes for a third term as chairman of the country's Central Military Commission.
In addition, the parliament elected Zhao Leji as the new parliament chair and Han Zheng as the new vice president.
Earlier this week, China announced plans for sweeping reforms of its central government institutions, including the formation of a financial regulatory body and a national data bureau as well as a revamp of its science and technology ministry.
China's President, Xi Jinping has secured an unprecedented third five-year term after receiving unanimous votes from the National People's Congress.
Furthermore, the parliament also approved the election of Zhao Leji as the new parliament chair and Han Zheng as the new vice president.
The re-election of Xi Qui Jinping comes as the parliament also approved a plan to reorganize institutions under the State Council, including the formation of a financial regulatory body and a national data bureau while also revamping its science and technology ministry.
The significance of these moves is emphasised by how they reinforce the centralisation of power within China.
The Reuters suggests that Xi is tightening his grip as the country's most powerful leader since Mao Zedong.
While Al Jazeera puts these changes in context by stating that China "has been seeking to improve decision-making and regulatory oversight as it tries to ensure its long-term economic prospects".