China's ruling Communist Party has voted to enshrine Xi Jinping's name and ideology in its constitution, elevating him to the level of founder Mao Zedong.
The unanimous vote to incorporate "Xi Jinping Thought" happened at the end of the Communist Party congress, China's most important political meeting.
Mr Xi has steadily increased his grip on power since becoming leader in 2012.
This move means that any challenge to Mr Xi will now be seen as a threat to Communist Party rule
Chairman Mao was a sadistic mass murderer, now this Chinese leader's "Thought" has been given the same status as Mao's which every Chinese citizen must abide by.
With increasing clampdowns in Hong Kong and China's aggressive island building programme near neighbouring countries, there has never been a time when China has been more assertive on the world stage.
At the communist meeting last week, normally there would have been some younger men who would be seen as the possible future contenders to take over the leadership role when Jinping steps down. There were no young men, they were all old.
Does Jinping intend to stay in power indefinitely and does his new status mean he's the new Chinese emperor, albeit a communist one? What impact will this have for China and the world?