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China’s Xi Puts His Stamp on Communist Party With Promotions

  • Provincial posts key to rising in upcoming party reshuffle
  • China expected to appoint its next top leader in 2022
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President Xi Promotes Supporters in Party Reshuffle

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After taking charge of the world’s largest political party four years ago, Chinese President Xi Jinping is starting to put his personal touch on the organization.

A who’s who of reshuffled provincial leaders sheds light on the president’s effort to remake party leadership. The top officials of influential regions are all but guaranteed a seat on the 200-plus-member Central Committee at a twice-in-a-decade meeting next year. If they get there at a young enough age, they can aspire to the highest levels, even becoming potential Xi successors.