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Xi Jinping becomes leader of Chinese Communist Party

Xi Jinping takes control of China's Communist Party and the country’s military, ushering in the fifth generation of leaders who are set to take control of the world’s second-biggest economy.

15th November, 2012
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A pedestrian watches a monitor broadcasting a news conference by Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China, outside a subway station in Beijing earlier today.

Xi Jinping replaced Hu Jintao as head of the Chinese Communist Party and the nation’s military, ushering in the fifth generation of leaders who are set to take control of the world’s second-biggest economy.

Xi, 59, succeeds Hu as general secretary of the 82 million-member party that has run China since 1949, the official Xinhua News Agency announced. He’s joined on the elite Politburo Standing Committee by Li Keqiang, 57, who...

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