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Xi Jinping takes over reins of Chinese Communist Party at time of heightened anxiety
Washinghton Post, 15 November 2012
BEIJING — China on Thursday completed its once-in-a-decade leadership transition, naming, as expected, Xi Jinping, the 59-year-old son of a famed Communist revolutionary general, to the party’s top position, general secretary. He will also take over in March as the country’s president from outgoing leader Hu Jintao.