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Vietnam edges toward China's model of centralized rule

Trong set for presidential coronation, but with weaker powers than Xi Jinping

Nguyen Phu Trong   © Reuters

SINGAPORE -- The decision by Vietnam's ruling Communist Party to endorse General Secretary Nguyen Pho Trong as the country's next president is akin to China's shift to centralized rule under Xi Jinping -- albeit with more limitations.

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