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Xi Starts March to Third Term in China Facing Problems at Home and Abroad

  • China president works to stabilize economy ahead of reshuffle
  • Crises darken outlook in run-up to crucial party gathering
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WATCH: Goldman Sachs Chief China Economist Hui Shan discusses the firm’s latest forecast for China GDP growth.Source: Bloomberg
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Shortly after President Xi Jinping took power in 2012, he outlined his “Chinese Dream” for national rejuvenation. A decade later, he’s entering his most challenging period yet for turning that vision into reality. 

The Chinese leader emerged from the Communist Party’s secretive summer retreat on the Yellow Sea this week facing mounting problems at home and abroad. Xi has just a few months to make sure they don’t overshadow his greatest achievement yet: securing a precedent-breaking third term as leader at a party congress later this year.