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Xi recruits starry-eyed communist youth to sell Chinese dream

Party pushes vision of brighter future to promote unity

President Xi Jinping unveiled his vision for China at the National Congress of the Communist Party in Beijing.

BEIJING -- As Chinese President Xi Jinping begins his second term leading an Asian giant facing myriad challenges, he has young, model Communist Party members as evangelists for his vision of a modern and powerful socialist China.

Young party members who work ordinary jobs were among the 2,300 representatives at the twice-in-a-decade National Congress of the Communist Party of China in October, where Xi solidified his power for his next five-year term as president and party chief.

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