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How firm is Chinese President Xi Jinping's grip over the country? His rejection of predecessors Deng Xiaoping, Jiang Zemin and Hu Jintao is drawing pushback. (Source photo by Ken Kobayashi)
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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 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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