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Chinese parliament cements Xi's status, but silent on successor

National People's Congress affirms leader's place at party core

SHUHEI YAMADA, Head of Nikkei's China Headquarters | China

BEIJING -- China's legislature has solidified President Xi Jinping's position at the "core" of the Communist Party in a just-ended parliamentary session that provided no signs of behind-the-scenes maneuvering ahead of a crucial leadership selection this fall.

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