The rise of Xi Jinping: From life in exile to post-modern chairman | China Watch pt II by ABC News (Australia)   4 months ago

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China’s President Xi Jinping is one of the most powerful men in the world, but it hasn’t always been this way. Xi has stared down revolutionary fervor during the Cultural Revolution – and muscled out rivals in an atmosphere of brutal party politics to now become the paramount leader of China’s Communist Party. In this episode, we look at how Xi Jinping went from life among Beijing’s political elite – to living in a cave in remote countryside – to now being China’s most powerful ruler since Mao.

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