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China's anti-graft czar aims to retire at party congress

Xi trying to talk Wang Qishan into staying to maintain his own iron grip on power

Wang Qishan, China's anti-graft chief, at the National People's Congress in Beijing on March 5.

BEIJING -- Chinese corruption watchdog Wang Qishan has expressed a desire to step down at the Communist Party congress next month despite opposition from close ally and President Xi Jinping, multiple sources tell The Nikkei.

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