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Xi Jinping's predecessor as president is ushered off stage before the Chinese Communist Party unveiled a roster of leaders stacked with Xi loyalists.
Meanwhile, a conference in Hong Kong featuring the city's leader, who is sanctioned by the U.S. but due to appear alongside U.S. investment bankers, offers a bad look.
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In opening the 20th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party, the Chinese leader was briefer and spoke less about economic reform.
The Japanese currency is not far off ¥150 to the U.S. dollar, with another surge based on the discrepancy between tame price changes at home and rampant U.S. inflation.
The meeting will recast China's top leadership, and no doubt throw up new Communist catchphrases indicating the party's intentions for the next five years.