Meanwhile, the coronavirus outbreak, which first started in the Chinese city of Wuhan in early 2020, is described as being handled by “calmly and decisively” by a central committee that helped China to lead the world in fighting the pandemic. The passage of the controversial national security law in Hong Kong too is listed as an effort that helped to “restore order” in the city. The document also says Xi has expanded China’s friends and influence, though it may look from the outside as if the international community’s criticism of China’s censorship, alleged human rights abuses in Xinjiang, political crackdown in Hong Kong, and its draconian Covid zero policies, has been mounting in the Xi era.

All of these achievements together put Xi at the “core” of the party, the resolution said.

“In summary…the Party Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping at its core has led the entire Party, the military, and all Chinese people in forging ahead…We are now equipped with stronger institutions, firmer material foundations, and a more proactive mindset for realizing national rejuvenation,” it wrote.

Correction: This story earlier referred to news outlet Initium as based in Hong Kong. It is now based in Singapore.

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