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President Xi Jinping, China’s ‘chairman of everything’

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Thu, 2022-02-03 05:15

BEIJING: The last time the Olympics came to China, he oversaw the whole endeavor. Now the Games are back, and this time Xi Jinping is running the entire nation.
The Chinese president, hosting a Winter Olympics beleaguered by complaints about human rights abuses, has upended tradition to restore strongman rule in China and tighten Communist Party control over the economy and society.

Chinese President Xi Jinping waves as he arrives at the airport in Nyingchi in western China's Tibet Autonomous Region on July 21, 2021. (Li Xueren/Xinhua via AP, File)
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