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Xi starts another fight in China to control law enforcement

President targets security apparatus as 2022 national congress moves into view

Chinese President Xi Jinping and former President Jiang Zemin arrive at Tiananmen in Beijing for a military parade in October 2019.   © Reuters

BEIJING -- A new political struggle is emerging in China, with President Xi Jinping moving to consolidate control over the country's security apparatus.

The main focus is the Central Political and Legal Affairs Commission, the Communist Party organ responsible for law enforcement and public security. Xi and his senior allies are set to reshuffle the staff of the security apparatus and organizing a special task force to take control.

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