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China's President Xi Jinping, left, and Premier Li Keqiang arrive for the opening session of the National People's Congress in Beijing's Great Hall of the People on March 5. (Photo by Yusuke Hinata)
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KATSUJI NAKAZAWA, Nikkei senior staff writer | China

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

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