Communist Party general secretary Xi Jinping (right) and predecessors Hu Jintao and Jiang Zemin in Beijing in 2014. Photo: Reuters
Communist Party general secretary Xi Jinping (right) and predecessors Hu Jintao and Jiang Zemin in Beijing in 2014. Photo: Reuters

Pendulum of power makes Xi Jinping a ‘core’ leader in mould of Jiang Zemin

Nine-member Politburo Standing Committee diluted Hu Jintao’s grip on power during his 10 years as China’s Communist Party chief

Communist Party general secretary Xi Jinping (right) and predecessors Hu Jintao and Jiang Zemin in Beijing in 2014. Photo: Reuters
Communist Party general secretary Xi Jinping (right) and predecessors Hu Jintao and Jiang Zemin in Beijing in 2014. Photo: Reuters
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