President Xi Jinping shakes hands with a PLA deputy during a meeting of the army’s delegation to the annual session of the National People’s Congress in Beijing in March. Photo: Xinhua

How did China’s Xi Jinping secure ‘core’ status in just four years?

Communist Party chief moved swiftly to assert his power early in his tenure, sweeping away resistance in the military command

Topic |   China's leadership reshuffle 2017

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President Xi Jinping shakes hands with a PLA deputy during a meeting of the army’s delegation to the annual session of the National People’s Congress in Beijing in March. Photo: Xinhua
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