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Ling Jihua

Ling Jihua, former chief of the General Office and President Hu Jintao's personal secretary, rose from a tiny village in rural Shanxi province to a key place in the influential Communist Youth League by his early 20s. The fourth son of a revolutionary father, he showed a flare for executing any task exactly as expected. A position in the propaganda department of the youth league's central committee under the leadership of an up-and-coming Hu Jintao cemented his political path. 

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