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To further cement his power, Xi tries to undercut a rival group’s role in China’s top ruling body, the Standing Committee, sources say

4 weeks ago
Amedeo Tumolillo
head of next year's meeting that could determine who leads China after Xi Jinping, he is trying to stop the Communist Youth League faction from having a majority on the Communist Party's Standing Committee, and instead populate it with people loyal to him, anonymous sources close to the Chinese leadership said.
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.

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