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A battle is raging within the Chinese Communist Party over whether to lift Xi Jinping to Mao-like status. (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.

A political document released in a rural part of China has raised eyebrows for including an unprecedented expression to praise President Xi Jinping. 

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