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As Xi Jinping prepares for the annual Beidaihe conclave, he is also trying to quiet the hubbubs enveloping the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region and Hong Kong. (Source photo by Reuters)
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KATSUJI NAKAZAWA, Nikkei senior staff writer | China

TOKYO -- The Zhongnanhai leadership complex in central Beijing, just west of the Tiananmen gate and home to the offices of the Chinese Communist Party and the central government, will soon become empty as leaders move to the seaside resort of Beidaihe.

The town in Hebei Province, a few hours' drive from the national capital, hosts current leaders and party elders every summer for a conclave known as the "Beidaihe meeting."

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