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Xi Jinping moves closer to reviving 'chairman' title to match Mao

Chinese leader paves way to powerful post with historical resolution

Images of Chinese leaders from Mao Zedong, left, to Xi Jinping, right, grace a wall at an exhibition in Beijing on China's achievements.   © Reuters

BEIJING -- With the Chinese Communist Party adopting a landmark resolution that cements President Xi Jinping's place in party history, there are signs that his next move will be to revive the post of party chairman, famously held by Mao Zedong for three decades.

The new document, adopted at the Central Committee plenum that ended Nov. 11, broke with the party's stance against personality cults and lifelong tenure.

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