News Wire | Monday, Oct. 24, 2022

China’s Leader Now Wields Formidable Power. Who Will Say No to Him?

By Chris Buckley, Keith Bradsher & Chang Che | The New York Times (free)

Xi Jinping has created a new ruling elite packed with loyalist officials primed to elevate his agenda of bolstering national security and of turning China into a technological great power.

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Boris Johnson Drops Bid to Return to Power in U.K. Leaving Rishi Sunak With Strong Lead

By William Booth & Karla Adam | The Washington Post

Boris Johnson, after campaigning hard for a comeback, suddenly dropped out of the race to return as Britain’s prime minister Sunday, saying it was in the national interest to withdraw from leadership aspirations—for now.

More from WPR: With Liz Truss’ Departure, Britain’s ‘Salad Days’ Are Over

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