China Communist Party unveils new leadership with Xi at the top

BEIJING Wed Nov 14, 2012 11:04pm EST

1 of 3. China's Vice President Xi Jinping (front, 3rd L) and fellow delegates raise their hands as they take a vote at the closing session of 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, November 14, 2012.

Credit: Reuters/Jason Lee

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's ruling Communist Party unveiled its new seven-man Politburo Standing Committee on Thursday, confirming Xi Jinping's elevation to the no. 1 spot in the line-up and the end of Hu Jintao's 10 years as party boss.

The line up, trimmed from nine members, also includes Li Keqiang, Zhang Dejiang, Yu Zhengsheng, Liu Yunshan, Wang Qishan and Zhang Gaoli.

(Reporting by John Ruwitch; Editing by Nick Macfie)

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