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China unveils new leadership with Xi at helm

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China's all-powerful Communist Party on Thursday unveiled a new seven-man leadership council steered by Xi Jinping to take command of the world's number two economy for the next decade. 

Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping speaks after being appointed head of the 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. China's all-powerful Communist Party unveiled a new leadership council steered by Xi to take command of the world's number two economy for the next decade.

After striding out in Beijing's Great Hall of the People as the party's new general-secretary, succeeding President Hu Jintao, Xi vowed to fight official corruption and build a "better life" for the nation's 1.3 billion people.

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