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Xi Jinping’s Inner Circle: Friends from Xi’s Formative Years

July 18, 2014, Cheng Li

The effectiveness of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s policies and the political legacy of his leadership will depend significantly on the political positioning of his protégés. Cheng Li explains how Xi’s longtime friends will likely play crucial roles in helping Xi handle the daunting challenges of the future (and may already be helping him now).

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