Chinese Communist Party chief and newly-named President Xi Jinping, front row center, stands up as he is announced to be the nation's President during a plenary session of the National

 

              Chinese Communist Party chief and newly-named President Xi Jinping, front row center, stands up as he is announced to be the nation
Chinese Communist Party chief and newly-named President Xi Jinping, front row center, stands up as he is announced to be the nation's President during a plenary session of the National People's Congress held in Beijing's Great Hall of the People Thursday, March 14, 2013. Also seated in the front row, from left to right, are former NPC chairman Wu Bangguo, former Chinese President Hu Jintao, premier-in-waiting Li Keqiang, and Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference Chairman Yu Zhengsheng. China's new leader Xi is capping his rise by adding the largely ceremonial title of president in an expected vote Thursday by the rubberstamp national legislature. (AP Photo/Alexander F. Yuan)