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President Xi Jinping appeared listless at the Great Hall of the People on March 3.
Politics

Power struggle has Xi leery of coup, assassination attempts

KATSUJI NAKAZAWA, Nikkei senior staff writer | China

TOKYO -- It was China's most important political event of the year, but the man in the spotlight looked exhausted.     

     Chinese President Xi Jinping, his eyelids swollen, wore a weary expression as he attended the annual session of the National People's Congress and the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference.

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