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China's Xi Jinping set to take over Communist Party

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Xi Jinping is set to take the reins of China's all-powerful Communist Party Thursday in a leadership transition that will put him in charge of the world's number two economy for the next decade. 

Chinese vice president Xi Jinping votes during the closing of the 18th Communist Party Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Xi is set to take the reins of China's all-powerful Communist Party Thursday in a leadership transition that will put him in charge of the world's number two economy for the next decade.

Xi, the current vice president and successor to President Hu Jintao, assumes power at an uncertain time with the party facing urgent calls to clean its ranks of corruption and overhaul its economic model as growth stutters.

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