BEIJING -- Chinese President Xi Jinping may not promote his potential successors to the Communist Party's powerful Politburo Standing Committee, a move some say is aimed at keeping his job even after his second five-year term as party leader ends.
Among Xi's would-be successors, Chen Min'er and Hu Chunhua, the party bosses of Chongqing and Guangdong provinces, respectively, stand out. For them to become heirs apparent, they would need to land one of the standing committee's seven seats during the ongoing party congress, which kicked off Wednesday.
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