1. It’s Official

    China’s New President Takes Power

    BEIJING, CHINA - DECEMBER 5:  China's newly appointed leader Xi Jinping (C) attends a meeting with a panel of foreign experts'at the Great Hall of the People on December 5, 2012 in Beijing, China.  (Photo by Ed Jones-Pool/Getty images)

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    Xi will now take your questions. Bringing a close to a frustrating four-month wait, China’s Communist Party made the official transition of power to its new leader, President Xi Jinping. The move implies that the Chinese government is holding true to a vow to listen more attentively to the increasingly “impatient public” in China. A mere three months after being appointed the party's general secretary and chairman of the Central Military Commission, Xi was elected president of the Communist Party. With three major titles, he wields a massive amount of power. Let's see what he does with it.

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