Chinese President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party, addresses the opening session of a preparatory meeting in Beijing for provincial and ministerial officials in late July. Photo: Xinhua

Ex-leaders’ influence ‘wanes’ at secretive Chinese Communist Party summer getaway

Gathering of present and past leaders at Beidaihe to discuss major issues scrapped this year, sources say, as President Xi Jinping strengthens grip on power ahead of second term

Topic |   China's leadership reshuffle 2017

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Chinese President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party, addresses the opening session of a preparatory meeting in Beijing for provincial and ministerial officials in late July. Photo: Xinhua
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