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President Xi Jinping is touting that China has become "the only major economy with positive growth this year." (Nikkei montage/Getty Images/Reuters)
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KATSUJI NAKAZAWA, Nikkei senior staff writer | China

Katsuji Nakazawa is a Tokyo-based senior staff writer and editorial writer at Nikkei. He has 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 -- When it comes to statements issued after key meetings of the Chinese Communist Party, what is not written -- especially what has been deleted from previous statements -- often carries much more significance than the complex language that remains.

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