China’s President Xi Jinping (centre) is flanked by his fellow members of the elite Politburo Standing Committee. They are:(from left) Han Zheng, Wang Huning, Li Zhanshu, Li Keqiang, Wang Yang and Zhao Leji. Photo: Bloomberg.

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China’s President Xi Jinping (centre) is flanked by his fellow members of the elite Politburo Standing Committee. They are:(from left) Han Zheng, Wang Huning, Li Zhanshu, Li Keqiang, Wang Yang and Zhao Leji. Photo: Bloomberg.
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