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President Xi Jinping is bringing the tactics he used in his signature anti-corruption campaign to private companies like Alibaba and its founder Jack Ma. (Source photos by Reuters and Getty Images)
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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 is the 2014 recipient of the Vaughn-Ueda International Journalist prize for international reporting.

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