Hu Jintao (left) shakes hands with his successor as president Xi Jinping, also head of the Central Military Commission. Photo: Reuters

Xi Jinping completes rapid transfer of power

New president takes over the reins in a smooth succession that shows he is a strong leader who has settled party power struggles, analysts say

Topic |   Hu Jintao
Hu Jintao (left) shakes hands with his successor as president Xi Jinping, also head of the Central Military Commission. Photo: Reuters
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