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Conservative tinge in new China leadership: analysts

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China's Xi Jinping hinted at a more open style Thursday as he took the reins of the Communist Party, but conservatives on his leadership team could limit his scope for reform, analysts said. 

Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping emerges as the head of the newly reshuffled seven-member Communist Party of China Politburo Standing Committee, the nation's top decision-making body, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on November 15. Xi hinted at a more open style as he took the reins of the Communist Party, but conservatives on his team could limit his scope for reform, analysts said.

In a speech that introduced China's new leader to his country and the world, Xi indicated a desire to improve relations with the international community which has grown concerned by Beijing's growing economic and military clout.

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