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China Communist Party unveils new leadership with Xi at the top

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

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,...more

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
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(Front row, from L to R) China's Vice President Xi Jinping, top political advisor Jia Qinglin, chairman of the Standing Committee of National People's Congress Wu Bangguo, China's President Hu Jintao and former President Jiang Zemin 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

(Front row, from L to R) China's Vice President Xi Jinping, top political advisor Jia Qinglin, chairman of the Standing Committee of National People's Congress Wu Bangguo, China's President Hu Jintao and former President Jiang Zemin raise their hands...more

(Front row, from L to R) China's Vice President Xi Jinping, top political advisor Jia Qinglin, chairman of the Standing Committee of National People's Congress Wu Bangguo, China's President Hu Jintao and former President Jiang Zemin 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
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A combination picture shows China's new Politburo Standing Committee members (from L to R), Xi Jinping, Li Keqiang, Zhang Dejiang, Yu Zhengsheng, Liu Yunshan, Wang Qishan and Zhang Gaoli attending the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing November 8, 2012. REUTERS/Jason Lee

A combination picture shows China's new Politburo Standing Committee members (from L to R), Xi Jinping, Li Keqiang, Zhang Dejiang, Yu Zhengsheng, Liu Yunshan, Wang Qishan and Zhang Gaoli attending the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of...more

A combination picture shows China's new Politburo Standing Committee members (from L to R), Xi Jinping, Li Keqiang, Zhang Dejiang, Yu Zhengsheng, Liu Yunshan, Wang Qishan and Zhang Gaoli attending the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing November 8, 2012. REUTERS/Jason Lee
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