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Chinese State Media Mention Xi, as Rumors Continue

Posted September 13th, 2012 at 1:35 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese state media have mentioned leader-in-waiting Xi Jinping for the first time since he mysteriously disappeared from public life 12 days ago. The official Guangxi Daily said Wednesday that Xi, currently vice president, joined other top leaders in expressing condolences to the family of a Communist Party official who died last week. The article did […]

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Still No Word on Xi, as Rumors Swirl

Posted September 12th, 2012 at 5:40 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese officials and state media remained silent Wednesday on the status of the country’s leader-in-waiting, Xi Jinping, as rumors continued to swirl regarding his 11-day absence from public life. At a regular press briefing, China’s foreign ministry again refused to provide any details on the Chinese vice president, who was expected in just a few […]

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Chinese Vice President Fails to Greet Visiting Dignitary for 3rd Time in Week

Posted September 11th, 2012 at 5:30 am (UTC-5)
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China’s foreign ministry says it has no information on the status of Vice President Xi Jinping, whose failure to appear for a series of meetings with foreign visitors has fueled speculation about his health. The comments from foreign ministry spokesperson Hong Lei Tuesday come more than 10 days since the last known public appearance of […]

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Chinese Vice President Fails to Greet Visiting Dignitary for 3rd Time in Week

Posted September 11th, 2012 at 12:15 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping has failed to appear for a meeting with a visiting foreign dignitary for the third time in a week, fueling speculation about his health as Chinese leaders prepare for a transition of power. China’s foreign ministry said last week Xi would meet Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt in Beijing Monday, […]

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Chinese Vice President Fails to Greet Visiting Dignitary for 3rd Time in Week

Posted September 10th, 2012 at 9:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping has failed to appear for a scheduled meeting with a visiting foreign dignitary for the third time in a week, fueling speculation about his health as Chinese leaders prepare for a transition of power. China’s foreign ministry said last week that Xi would meet Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt in […]

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