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Politics

Xi digs in for the long haul

China's leader is set to take his power to new heights at the party congress

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BEIJING/CHONGQING/SHANGHAI -- Xi Jinping will enter the Chinese Communist Party's national congress in Beijing on Oct. 18 as the country's most powerful leader in decades. When it is over, he hopes to emerge as the Mao Zedong of the 21st century.

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