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Behind the bamboo curtain: Beijing rings with clues of Xi power struggle

Subtle news articles point to president's battle with Deng Xiaoping's proteges

KATSUJI NAKAZAWA, Nikkei senior staff writer | China

BEIJING -- President Xi Jinping as well as his predecessors Jiang Zemin and Hu Jintao appeared on the Tiananmen rostrum in Beijing under tight security on Tuesday, the 70th anniversary of communist China's birth.

They watched a military parade, the first in the Chinese capital in four years and the highlight of the day's celebrations.

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