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Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, chats with former President Jiang Zemin, center, before a military parade in Beijing in September 2015. Former President Hu Jintao, right, is beside them.

Is Hu Jintao about to go toe-to-toe with Xi?

Ex-president pokes his head out in prelude to next big Beijing battle

KATSUJI NAKAZAWA, Nikkei senior staff writer | China

TOKYO -- The recent Chinese New Year holidays offered no respite from the vicious power struggle in Beijing. On the contrary, the nation was left to contemplate the odds of an all-out battle between the president and his predecessor.

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