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Xi’s Anti-Corruption Campaign Signals Power Play for 2017

Xi Jinping, China’s Communist Party boss for less than two years, is already positioning to shape the next generation of leaders, with the biggest corruption crackdown in three decades offering a chance to promote allies.

Amid front-page attention in state media on the party’s expulsion of China’s onetime deputy military chief this week, two personnel moves received scant focus. The nation’s top economic planning agency got a new deputy in He Lifeng, and Ying Yong was named vice party chief of the financial hub Shanghai.