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Xi Eyes Megacity Mayor for China's Economic Team

  • Huang Qifan among entourage for Xi's recent U.S. trip
  • Huang's career has spanned cities of Shanghai and Chongqing

When Chinese President Xi Jinping stepped from his Boeing Co. 747-300 in Everett near Seattle to start his state visit to the U.S. last month, following closely was Huang Qifan.

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