Chinese President Xi Jinping (left) will cement his leadership and Premier Li Keqiang will retain his post at the Communist Party’s national congress next month, sources say. Photo: AFP Chinese President Xi Jinping (left) will cement his leadership and Premier Li Keqiang will retain his post at the Communist Party’s national congress next month, sources say. Photo: AFP
Chinese President Xi Jinping (left) will cement his leadership and Premier Li Keqiang will retain his post at the Communist Party’s national congress next month, sources say. Photo: AFP

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Chinese President Xi Jinping (left) will cement his leadership and Premier Li Keqiang will retain his post at the Communist Party’s national congress next month, sources say. Photo: AFP Chinese President Xi Jinping (left) will cement his leadership and Premier Li Keqiang will retain his post at the Communist Party’s national congress next month, sources say. Photo: AFP
Chinese President Xi Jinping (left) will cement his leadership and Premier Li Keqiang will retain his post at the Communist Party’s national congress next month, sources say. Photo: AFP
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