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Opinion: Xi at the core at least means clarity for local Chinese officials

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What the designation does mean is that Xi needs lower-level cadres to recognize that it's his programs — not anyone else's, such as Premier Li Keqiang's — that are to be studied and implemented, and the title of 'core' gets him that."
4 months ago
Sky Canaves
By Sky Canaves
Sky Canaves previously reported for The Wall Street Journal in Beijing and Hong Kong, where she covered media, culture, social issues, and legal affairs, and served as the founding editor and lead writer of the WSJ’s China Real Time site. Prior to becoming a journalist, Sky worked in the China corporate law practice of Baker & McKenzie, and she has also taught journalism and media law at the University of Hong Kong. She speaks Mandarin and has accumulated more than a decade's experience living, studying and working in China.
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