Xi's power stressed in historical resolution

The full text of a historical resolution disclosed by China's Communist Party on Tuesday is longer than the two resolutions in the past.

The latest historical resolution was adopted at a plenary meeting of the party's Central Committee last week.

The text of the resolution is made up of more than 36,000 characters, compared to the two previous documents being made up of about 28,000 characters and 34,000 characters respectively.

In the latest resolution, the name of President Xi Jinping appears 22 times, which is much more than the country's former leaders. The frequency was 18 times for Mao Zedong, who is regarded as the nation's founding father, six times for Deng Xiaoping, and once for former presidents Jiang Zemin and Hu Jintao.

The resolution under Deng Xiaoping in 1981 specified a ban on a personality cult and collective leadership. But the latest resolution does not include those expressions. The phrase of abolishing virtual lifetime tenure of leaders, which was aimed at preventing dictatorship, also disappeared from the latest resolution.

The new resolution stresses the significance of the party to establish Xi at its core for the development of the party and national enterprises in the new era as well as national rejuvenation.

The document is believed to be aimed at enhancing Xi's authority and stressing his concentration of power.