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Xi Jinping's upcoming Central Asia victory lap might be designed to distract from his administration's muddy economic policy. (Source photos by Akira Kodaka and Xinhua/Kyodo)
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Analysis: Xi prepares to wave magic wand for more power

Upcoming changes to party constitution will be precursor to bigger changes next spring

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.

At a Politburo meeting on Sept. 9 -- the day founding father Mao Zedong died 46 years ago -- the Chinese leadership agreed on revising the Communist Party constitution at the party national congress to begin on Oct. 16.

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