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China People's Congress

Xi out to remind China who's boss at year's biggest political event

President under pressure from economic slowdown and trade war

Chinese President Xi Jinping used last year's National People's Congress to cement his place as the country's most powerful leader since Mao Zedong.   © Reuters

HONG KONG -- At last year's National People's Congress, President Xi Jinping cemented his place as China's most powerful leader since Mao Zedong. This year, he has to convince his party and his country that he still has everything under control.

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