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Xi goes all-in with power grab

BEIJING -- Chinese President Xi Jinping is consolidating his power through a fierce anti-corruption campaign. By doing so, he is risking his own well-being.

Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, and Premier Li Keqiang arrive at the closing ceremony of the National People's Congress in Beijing on March 15. (Photo by Takaki Kashiwabara)

     When Xi attends outdoor events, he often replaces the several hundred security officers deployed to protect him just five minutes before events begin. He does not trust the guards to be loyal.

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