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Zeng Qinghong, a former vice president who played an important role in Xi Jinping's rise to power, is now at the forefront of a group of party elders checking Xi. (Nikkei montage/Source photos by Yusuke Hinata, Ken Kobayashi and Kyodo)
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Analysis: Xi reprimanded by elders at Beidaihe over direction of nation

G20 absence hints at turmoil in Chinese domestic politics

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.

There are signs of turmoil in Chinese domestic politics.

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