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Xi Jinping elevated to the status of Mao Zedong

No Chinese leader since Mao has managed to put his stamp on the party's prevailing ideology

Ting Shi | Bloomberg 

China’s ruling Communist Party approved a revised charter that enshrined President Xi Jinping’s name under its guiding principles, elevating him to a status that eluded his two immediate predecessors. The new constitution approved at the end of the party’s twice-a-decade congress in Beijing listed “Xi Jinping thought on socialism with Chinese characteristics for a new era” alongside the theories of Mao Zedong and Deng Xiaoping. While presidents Jiang Zemin and Hu Jintao also secured contributions to the document, neither was featured by ...

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First Published: Wed, October 25 2017. 03:41 IST
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