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Xi muddies own successor scenario

Naming of new Chongqing municipality chief a ploy to solidify loyalty

Guizhou Communist Party chief Chen Min'er, right, attends the National People's Congress in Beijing in March.

BEIJING -- The Chinese Communist Party's decision on Saturday to replace Sun Zhengcai with Chen Min'er as chief of the municipality of Chongqing provides a clue on who President Xi Jinping might want appointed his successor.

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