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China's Presumed Next Leader Reappears in Public

China's presumed next leader has made a public appearance for the first time in two weeks. The official Xinhua News Agency says Vice President Xi Jinping arrived at China Agricultural University in Beijing on Saturday for activities marking National Science Popularization Day.


Xi Jinping’s Absence Puts Communist Party Off Script

With still no sign of China’s designated new leader, Xi Jinping, who has not been seen in public since Sept. 1, many insiders and well-connected analysts say the Chinese political ship is adrift, with factions jockeying to shape an impending Communist Party conclave.


Absence of Chinese leader Xi Jinping fuels speculation about transition

Xi Jinping

China’s president-in-waiting, Xi Jinping, canceled a planned meeting in Beijing on Monday with the visiting Danish prime minister —his third no-show for a meeting with a foreign dignitary this month —fueling speculation that the country’s carefully orchestrated leadership transition had run into more unexpected turbulence.


Chinese: Jiang Zemin's death a 'rumor'

Chinese: Jiang Zemin's death a 'rumor'

Chinese state media is dismissing reports that former President Jiang Zemin has died, calling them "pure rumor."


Xi Jinping on track to become China's next president

Xi Jinping on track to become China's next president

The Communist Party official is named to a post that is considered a steppingstone for assuming the leadership. He has a reputation for being tough on corruption and friendly toward business, even foreign companies. Unless something goes badly wrong for Xi Jinping over the next two years, it looks like a fait accompli that the 57-year-old Communist Party official, who has been groomed his entire career for leadership, will be China's next president.


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