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26 April 2017 00:27 (South Africa)

Chinese vice-president strengthens his position

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

Chinese vice-president Xi Jinping has been appointed as the vice chair of the country's Central Military Commission. Current President Hu Jintao, who is also head of the Central Military Commision, will end his presidential term in 2013, and he must leave his post as head of the party a year before that. Appointment to the commission is seen as a necessary precursor to ruling the country. Read more: BBC News

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

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