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China Communist Party unveils new leadership with Xi at the top
November 15, 2012 / 3:52 AM / in 5 years

China Communist Party unveils new leadership with Xi at the top

BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s ruling Communist Party unveiled its new seven-man Politburo Standing Committee on Thursday, confirming Xi Jinping’s elevation to the no. 1 spot in the line-up and the end of Hu Jintao’s 10 years as party boss.

China's Vice President Xi Jinping (front, 3rd L) and fellow delegates raise their hands as they take a vote at the closing session of 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, November 14, 2012. REUTERS/Jason Lee

The line up, trimmed from nine members, also includes Li Keqiang, Zhang Dejiang, Yu Zhengsheng, Liu Yunshan, Wang Qishan and Zhang Gaoli.

Reporting by John Ruwitch; Editing by Nick Macfie

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