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

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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