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China ascendant, US floundering

Xi looks unassailable as Communist party congress opens thanks to Trump's missteps

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Chinese President Xi Jinping could not have written a better script.

As China begins its 19th Communist Party Congress, with Xi set to be anointed to a second five-year term and cement his uncontested control, the Chinese leader is perfectly poised to look outward and exert global leadership.

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