China’s President Xi Jinping, right, stands with retired leaders Jiang Zemin, centre, and Hu Jintao at a National Day Reception in 2014. Photo: Reuters

Xi makes it clear who’s boss as Chinese leaders old and new head off for summer gathering

President’s apparent snub of former leaders indicative of his desire to tighten his grip of power, analysts say

Topic |   Beidaihe meeting

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China’s President Xi Jinping, right, stands with retired leaders Jiang Zemin, centre, and Hu Jintao at a National Day Reception in 2014. Photo: Reuters
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