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Vice Premier Liu He pauses after casting his ballot at the National People's Congress in Beijing on March 19.   © Reuters
Politics

Xi cements power with promotion of close allies to key posts

Bosom friend Liu entrusted to run China's economy

ISSAKU HARADA, OKI NAGAI and SHUNSUKE TABETA, Nikkei staff writers | China

BEIJING -- Chinese President Xi Jinping's trusted allies have taken charge of the economy and foreign affairs in the latest leadership shuffle, bringing together a wealth of expertise to clear hurdles the leader could face in his second and successive terms.

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