Xi Jinping meets members of the public during a tour of Guizhou. He attended this month’s Communist Party congress in Beijing as a delegate from the province even though he has never worked there. Photo: Handout

How a poor rural province became the promised land for China’s rising political stars

Guizhou has become a showcase for many of Xi Jinping’s policies and proved a fast track to the top of the country’s political ladder

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Xi Jinping meets members of the public during a tour of Guizhou. He attended this month’s Communist Party congress in Beijing as a delegate from the province even though he has never worked there. Photo: Handout
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