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A screen shows a portrait of Xu Qiliang, new vice-chairmen of the Central Military Commission (CMC) of the Communist Party of China (CPC) at a media center for the upcoming 18th National Congress of the CPC, in Beijing November 5, 2012. REUTERS/Jason Lee

A screen shows a portrait of Xu Qiliang, new vice-chairmen of the Central Military Commission (CMC) of the Communist Party of China (CPC) at a media center for the upcoming 18th National Congress of the CPC, in Beijing November 5, 2012. REUTERS/Jason...more

A screen shows a portrait of Xu Qiliang, new vice-chairmen of the Central Military Commission (CMC) of the Communist Party of China (CPC) at a media center for the upcoming 18th National Congress of the CPC, in Beijing November 5, 2012. REUTERS/Jason Lee
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Passengers are seen on a bus as it drives past a propaganda poster, promoting the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) in central Shanghai, November 5, 2012. REUTER/Aly Song

Passengers are seen on a bus as it drives past a propaganda poster, promoting the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) in central Shanghai, November 5, 2012. REUTER/Aly Song

Passengers are seen on a bus as it drives past a propaganda poster, promoting the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) in central Shanghai, November 5, 2012. REUTER/Aly Song
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China's then Chongqing Municipality Communist Party Secretary Bo Xilai attends a session of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) of the Chongqing Municipal Committee, in Chongqing municipality, in this file picture taken January 26, 2008. REUTERS/Stringer/Files

China's then Chongqing Municipality Communist Party Secretary Bo Xilai attends a session of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) of the Chongqing Municipal Committee, in Chongqing municipality, in this file picture taken...more

China's then Chongqing Municipality Communist Party Secretary Bo Xilai attends a session of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) of the Chongqing Municipal Committee, in Chongqing municipality, in this file picture taken January 26, 2008. REUTERS/Stringer/Files
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A woman walks past a propaganda poster, promoting the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) in central Shanghai, November 5, 2012. REUTER/Aly Song (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY POLITICS)

A woman walks past a propaganda poster, promoting the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) in central Shanghai, November 5, 2012. REUTER/Aly Song (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY POLITICS)

A woman walks past a propaganda poster, promoting the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) in central Shanghai, November 5, 2012. REUTER/Aly Song (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY POLITICS)
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