Xi Jinping hails his rule, saying it was his “most successful tenure in all these years”

China’s Leader Xi Hails His Rule as He Prepares to Expand Power Chinese President Xi Jinping, center, stands with his wife, Peng Liyuan, left, and other government leaders as he receives the military parade…

Xi Jinping hails his rule, saying it was his “most successful tenure in all these years”

China’s Leader Xi Hails His Rule as He Prepares to Expand Power

Chinese President Xi Jinping, center, stands with his wife, Peng Liyuan, left, and other government leaders as he receives the military parade to mark the 40th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) at a military parade event in Beijing, China, on Friday, Sept. 2, 2015.

Chinese President Xi Jinping, center, stands with his wife, Peng Liyuan, left, and other government leaders as he receives the military parade to mark the 40th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) at a military parade event in Beijing, China, on Friday, Sept. 2, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Greg Baker)

China’s president, Xi Jinping, on Sunday hailed his rule, saying that it was his “most successful tenure in all these years” since being named party chief for the first time in 2003.

“Without doubt, in all these years, I have conducted politics according to my own convictions, with full respect for the law of the land,” said Xi in a speech at a meeting with a gathering of state media experts at a Beijing hotel.

“I have striven to build a strong party apparatus, which is the heart and soul of the country,” he said.

Xi made the remarks a day before he was scheduled to attend the opening ceremony for the 60th anniversary of the PLA Air Force at Beijing’s Zhongnanhai military academy.

“The people know me as a good president,” he said. “The party knows me as an honest leader. The army knows me as a clear-thinking leader. We all know me as a hard-working president.”

He said the PLA was built “on the principle of collective responsibility.”

“It must be built while we learn from, serve the people and carry out our responsibilities,” he said. “We must never tire of striving for a greater China, a

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