China’s Xi takes reins in uneasy times
New top Communist, military leader faces slowing growth, rising dissent
Posted: November 16, 2012 at 3:35 a.m.
Long-anointed successor Xi Jinping assumes the leadership of China at a time when the ruling Communist Party is confronting slower economic growth, a public clamor to end corruption and demands for change that threaten its hold on power.
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