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Chinese President Xi Jinping has taken steps similar to Mao Zedong to solidify his power. (Nikkei Montage/Getty Images/ Reuters)
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With whiffs of Cultural Revolution, Xi calls for struggle 50 times

Fierce battle with factions supporting Deng Xiaoping-style reforms rocks China

KATSUJI NAKAZAWA, Nikkei senior staff writer | China

TOKYO -- No word conjures up memories of China's Cultural Revolution like "struggle."

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