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