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China People's Congress

China grooms Xi's successor, skipping a generation

Young regional leaders possibly candidates for presidency in 2027

The Great Hall of the People in Beijing, where the National People's Congress is held. The rising stars of China's younger generation of politicians born after 1970 are on display at this year's event.   © Reuters

BEIJING -- Rising Communist Party stars in their 40s have emerged as China's next potential leaders, outshining candidates born in the 1960s now that President Xi Jinping's rule is set to extend past the traditional decade mark.

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