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Analysis: A footnote on Cultural Revolution hints at Xi headwinds

President paints school text books in own color, but intra-party tug-of-war continues

KATSUJI NAKAZAWA, Nikkei senior staff writer | China

Katsuji Nakazawa is a Tokyo-based senior staff writer and editorial writer at Nikkei. He spent seven years in China as a correspondent and later as China bureau chief. He is the 2014 recipient of the Vaughn-Ueda International Journalist prize for international reporting.

TOKYO -- Starting this month, primary schools across China will begin teaching President Xi Jinping's eponymous ideology -- "Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era."

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