The role of general secretary was introduced in 1925. Photo: AP The role of general secretary was introduced in 1925. Photo: AP
The role of general secretary was introduced in 1925. Photo: AP

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Leadership in China’s Communist Party: how general secretary became the country’s top job

  • The power of the position has waxed and waned as the leadership structure has changed
  • In recent decades, the title has been one of three held by the country’s leader at one time

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The role of general secretary was introduced in 1925. Photo: AP The role of general secretary was introduced in 1925. Photo: AP
The role of general secretary was introduced in 1925. Photo: AP
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