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Ousted Chinese Officials ‘Plotted to Overthrow Xi Jinping’

During a panel session at the 19th Party Congress on Thursday, China’s securities commission chairman Liu Shiyu named former Chongqing party chief Sun Zhengcai as part of a toppled clique of high-ranking party officials who schemed to seize power from President Xi Jinping. Sun, once a rising politician and a top candidate for a place on the Politburo Standing Committee, was

October 21, 2017 10:25 PM

China’s Party Congress and Xi’s Next Five Years

On October 18th, China’s ruling Communist Party will begin its 19th Party Congress—a five-yearly high-level meeting of senior party officials that will determine the future makeup of the Chinese leadership. The list of likely candidates for promotion to the Party’s top echelon include Chongqing party chief Chen Min’er, Guangdong’s Hu Chunhua,

October 15, 2017 10:18 AM

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