China's annual parliament reappoints Xi Jinping as president

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As expected, Mr Xi won unanimous approval at the National People's Congress for his reappointment as China's president, and following changes in the constitution agreed earlier at the parliament, there are no limits on how many terms he can serve.

Mr Lee also wrote to Mr Li Keqiang to congratulate him on his re-appointment as the Chinese Premier.

The Central Committee also proposed writing Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era into the national constitution alongside the schools of thought of Mao Zedong and Deng Xiaoping.

He said that he looked forward to continue working with Mr Xi to take the countries' "strong bilateral relationship to greater heights".

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"On behalf of the Government and the people of Kenya and on my own behalf, I wish to extend my warmest congratulations on Your Excellency's re-election as President of the People's Republic of China", President Kenyatta said in his congratulatory message to President Xi.

"The voyage of a great country can not do without a helmsman", it said in an editorial.

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina also praised Xi's "wise and far-sighted leadership".

Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang said he believes that Xi, as the core of the CPC Central Committee, president of China and chairman of the CMC, will lead the Chinese people to realize the goal of building a great modern socialist country that is prosperous, strong, democratic, culturally advanced, harmonious and handsome.

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Duda wished Xi prosperity and further successes on his mission as country leader.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said he hoped under Xi's leadership, China realises the Chinese dream as soon as possible and makes greater contribution to peace and development in Northeast Asia and the world at large.

President Kenyatta said he was pleased that over the past few years Kenya-China relations have advanced by leaps and bounds.

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