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Newspapers featuring China's President Xi Jinping are pictured at a newsstand in Beijing on Oct. 26, 2017, a day after he was introduced at China's new Politburo Standing Committee, the nation's top decision making body. (Greg Baker/AFP/Getty Images)
Newspapers featuring China's President Xi Jinping are pictured at a newsstand in Beijing on Oct. 26, 2017, a day after he was introduced at China's new Politburo Standing Committee, the nation's top decision making body. (Greg Baker/AFP/Getty Images)
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President Trump visits China next month as part of a 12-day trip to Asia, and his plans include meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping. This comes after Xi consolidated his power during the Communist Party Congress this week in Beijing. Trump congratulated Xi on the "extraordinary elevation."

Here & Now's Meghna Chakrabarti talks with author and China watcher Richard McGregor (@mcgregorrichard) about Xi's rise.

This segment aired on October 27, 2017.

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