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Chinese President Xi Jinping walks to the lectern to deliver his speech during the 19th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Oct. 18.   © Reuters
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Xi Jinping just fired 75% of party veterans

Chinese president personally interviewed candidates, eliminating dissenters

KATSUJI NAKAZAWA, Nikkei senior staff writer

TOKYO -- Chinese leader Xi Jinping last month managed an almost unprecedented party reshuffle.

The Chinese Communist Party's weeklong national congress ended on Oct. 24 after new members were elected to the Central Committee and after Xi's ideology was added to what is essentially the party's constitution.

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