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China names conservative, older leadership

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CARLOS BARRIA

Newly-elected General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Xi Jinping (L) speaks as he meets with the press with other new Politburo Standing Committee members (from 2nd L to R) Zhang Gaoli, Liu Yunshan and Zhang Dejiang at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, November 15, 2012. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Newly-elected General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Xi Jinping (L) speaks as he meets with the press with other new Politburo Standing Committee members (from 2nd L to R) Zhang Gaoli, Liu Yunshan and Zhang Dejiang at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, November 15, 2012. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
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XINHUA

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 arrive to meet the press at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, in this November 15, 2012 photo released by Chinese official Xinhua News Agency. REUTERS/Xinhua/Ding Lin

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 arrive to meet the press at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, in this November 15, 2012 photo released by Chinese official Xinhua News Agency. REUTERS/Xinhua/Ding Lin
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CARLOS BARRIA

China's new Politburo Standing Committee members Xi Jinping (L) and Li Keqiang arrive to meet with the press at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, November 15, 2012. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

China's new Politburo Standing Committee members Xi Jinping (L) and Li Keqiang arrive to meet with the press at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, November 15, 2012. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
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JASON LEE

A screen shows newly-elected General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Xi Jinping speaking during a news conference, next to a sign of the late chairman Mao Zedong and a CPC logo at Beijing's Wangfujing Street, November 15, 2012. REUTERS/Jason Lee

A screen shows newly-elected General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Xi Jinping speaking during a news conference, next to a sign of the late chairman Mao Zedong and a CPC logo at Beijing's Wangfujing Street, November 15, 2012. REUTERS/Jason Lee
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CARLOS BARRIA

China's new Politburo Standing Committee members (from L to R) Xi Jinping, Li Keqiang and Zhang Dejiang wave as they arrive to meet with the press at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, November 15, 2012. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

China's new Politburo Standing Committee members (from L to R) Xi Jinping, Li Keqiang and Zhang Dejiang wave as they arrive to meet with the press at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, November 15, 2012. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
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CARLOS BARRIA

Newly-elected General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Xi Jinping (L) speaks as he meets with the press with other new Politburo Standing Committee members (from 2nd L to R) Zhang Gaoli, Liu Yunshan, Zhang Dejiang, Li Keqiang, Yu Zhengsheng and Wang Qishan at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, November 15, 2012. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Newly-elected General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Xi Jinping (L) speaks as he meets with the press with other new Politburo Standing Committee members (from 2nd L to R) Zhang Gaoli, Liu Yunshan, Zhang Dejiang, Li Keqiang, Yu Zhengsheng and Wang Qishan at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, November 15, 2012. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
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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 China (CPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing November 8, 2012. China's ruling Communist Party unveiled its new seven-man Politburo Standing Committee on November 15, 2012,...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. China's ruling Communist Party unveiled its new seven-man Politburo Standing Committee on November 15, 2012, confirming Xi's elevation to the no. 1 spot in the line-up and the end of Hu Jintao's 10 years as party boss. Picture taken November 8, 2012. REUTERS/Jason Lee
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