soldiers march in a military parade at Tiananmen Square. Photo: AFP/File|
For decades China has been governed in an ostensibly collective fashion by the party's elite Politburo Standing Committee.
But Xi has increasingly centralized power and looks to be following in the footsteps of revolutionary leader Mao Zedong.
On Sunday, a song titled "Be a good soldier for Chairman Xi" was released by the People's Armed Police, a paramilitary force under the Military Commission.
Nearly a half-century ago, the army sang "Be a good soldier for Chairman Mao".
Xi became chairman of the military commission when he came to power in 2012 and last year acquired the new title of commander-in-chief of the joint forces battle command center.
He has also presided over a corruption crackdown that felled some of the country's highest-ranking military officers.