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Your Saturday Asia Briefing: Xi vs Truss

Something for the weekend

Xi Jinping at the Chinese Communist Party's Congress in Beijing, where he’s set to extend his term.

Xi Jinping at the Chinese Communist Party's Congress in Beijing, where he’s set to extend his term.

Photographer: Noel Celis/AFP/Getty images

As we settle into Saturday, it’s hard not to notice the contrasting political fortunes of leaders in the UK and China.

When Beijing’s big Communist Party grandstand wraps up on Sunday, we’ll finally get to know the new line-up of leaders around President Xi Jinping who will run the country for the next five years. Xi’s been helming the world’s most populous nation now for more than 3,600 days and to understand just how strong his grip on the country has become, take a look at the career path of  this controversial regional chief.