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China plays it safe in cabinet reshuffle

Old hands outnumber new faces as Xi sticks with tried-and-true allies

YUSHO CHO, Nikkei staff writer | China

BEIJING -- The new Chinese cabinet looks very much like the old as President Xi Jinping has kept allies in many choice ministerial posts, prioritizing continuity over fresh perspectives.

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