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The new Politburo Standing Committee, from left: Han Zheng, Wang Huning, Li Zhanshu, Xi Jinping, Li Keqiang, Wang Yang and Zhao Leji   © Reuters

China's new leadership reveals no Xi Jinping heir

Loyalists fill seven-member team as president digs in for long haul

DEBBY WU, Nikkei staff writer | China

BEIJING -- A lack of younger faces on China's revamped Politburo Standing Committee is reinforcing the perception that President Xi Jinping does not intend to choose an heir anytime soon.

The Communist Party on Wednesday announced the new seven-member lineup of the top governing body, one day after it wrapped up a twice-a-decade congress in the capital.

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