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Coronavirus alters China's political scorecard ahead of pivotal 2022

Henan Gov. Yin Hong's star rises as others fall in runup to party congress

From left: Yin Hong, governor of Henan Province; Ying Yong, a member of the Xi faction and former Shanghai mayor; and President Xi Jinping. (Nikkei Montage/ Source photo by Reuters and Getty Images)

BEIJING -- For China's next-generation leaders, the coronavirus outbreak has become a trial by fire in the struggle to climb the ranks at the Communist Party's next National Congress in 2022.

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