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Updated: Dec 31, 2012 16:12 IST

The significant political event in China this year was the leadership change. Xi Jinping succeeded Hu Jintao as head of the Communist Party of China in November. A general view showing delegates attend the opening ceremony of 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Reuters
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The significant political event in China this year was the leadership change. Xi Jinping succeeded Hu Jintao as head of the Communist Party of China in November. A general view showing delegates attend the opening ceremony of 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Reuters

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