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  • Xi’s rise to top began in adversity

    Xi Jinping, anointed last month as China's new leader, was an impressionable 9-year-old in 1962 when his father, a prominent revolutionary and vice premier, fell out of favor with Mao Zedong.

  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Communist China’s blood debt

    It makes perfect sense to talk about China's possible reform from the point of view of Xi Jinping's personal character, his working experience and his colleagues on the Political Standing Committee ("Xi Jinping takes helm of China amid reform calls," Web, Nov. 15).

  • Illustration: China by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

    CHELLANEY: PLA's growing power in China

    At a time when China's economy and society are under considerable strain and the country is embroiled in increasingly tense border disputes with its neighbors, the relatively peaceful once-in-a-decade political transition in Beijing has helped deflect attention from the underlying turbulence in the Chinese system.

  • A Chinese People's Liberation Army Airforce's "Bayi Aerobatic Unit" J-10 fighter jet lowers its landing gears during an aerial demonstration at a base of the PLA Airforce's 24th Division in Yangcun, Tianjin, China, Tuesday, April 13, 2010. The media, along with about 51 military attaches from embassies in Beijing, including the United States, Britain and Israel, witnessed a 15-minute demonstration by four pilots from the 24th Air Division in China's domestically developed J-10 fighters. (AP Photo/Alexander F. Yuan)

    Inside China: China to revamp pilot training

    The Chinese People's Liberation Army air force is feeling the heat from higher command for failing to produce enough qualified pilots and for spending too much on pilot training.

  • New Chinese leader Xi talks tough on corruption

    China's new leader is highlighting corruption as a scourge that could bring down the Communist Party, though he has yet to offer any specific new proposals to stop it.

  • **FILE** A huge screen shows a broadcast of China's new Communist Party General Secretary Xi Jinping speaking in Beijing's Great Hall of the People on Nov. 15, 2012. (Associated Press)

    China's Xi warns party of corruption scourge

    China's new leader Xi Jinping is highlighting corruption as a scourge that could bring down the Communist Party, though he has yet to offer any specific new proposals to stop it.

  • China’s new leader given broad powers

    Long-anointed successor Xi Jinping assumed the leadership of China on Thursday, as the ruling Communist Party confronts slower economic growth, a public clamor to end corruption and demands for change that threaten its hold on power.

  • From left, members of the new Politburo Standing Committee Zhang Dejiang, Xi Jinping, Li Keqiang meet journalists in Beijing's Great Hall of the People Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012. The seven-member Standing Committee, the inner circle of Chinese political power, was paraded in front of assembled media on the first day following the end of the 18th Communist Party Congress. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

    Xi Jinping takes helm of China amid reform calls

    Xi Jinping succeeded Hu Jintao as China's leader on Thursday, assuming the top posts in the Communist Party and the powerful military in a once-a-decade political transition unbowed by scandals, a slower economy and public demands for reforms.

  • China's Hu clears way for Xi to take party helm

    President Hu Jintao stepped aside as ruling party leader Wednesday to clear the way for Vice President Xi Jinping to take China's helm as part of only the second orderly transfer of power in 63 years of Communist rule.

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