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Opinion: Plenty of sun but not much fun at a beach retreat for the Communist Party’s top cadres as Xi clenches at control amid approaching leadership changes and a slowing economy

2 months ago
Amedeo Tumolillo
heoretically, it should be easy for Xi Jinping to position whom he likes into positions of power during the upcoming, regular changes to leadership roles in the Communist Party, but he may have problems because he has few backers among the elite at levels below the highest, the author writes.
By Amedeo Tumolillo
Amedeo Tumolillo is the editor-in-chief of SupChina and award-winning multimedia journalist. He previously worked at The New York Times and Spectrum. Follow him on Twitter at @hellotumo.