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China up close

Xi, Trump share same Achilles' heel

Both play favorites, surround themselves with yes men

KATSUJI NAKAZAWA, Nikkei senior staff writer | China

TOKYO -- Shortly before Donald Trump's raucous presidential inauguration on Jan. 20, a fresh wave of political change began to sweep through a U.S. rival across the Pacific: China.

To further cement his grip on power ahead of a Communist Party leadership reshuffle later this year, President Xi Jinping has been promoting allies to top local government posts. On Jan. 20, Cai Qi and Ying Yong became the latest to join this growing political army. 

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