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A large video screen showing Xi Jinping delivering a speech to commemorate the CCP’s 100th anniversary A large video screen showing Chinese President Xi Jinping speaking during an event to commemorate the centennial of China’s Communist Party at Tiananmen Square in Beijing, July 1, 2021 (AP photo by Andy Wong).

Taking Xi Seriously, but Not Literally

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

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Addressing a 70,000-strong crowd gathered at Beijing’s Tiananmen Square to mark the centennial of the Chinese Communist Party on Thursday, Chinese leader Xi Jinping delivered a defiant speech that seemed aimed as much toward Washington as toward the millions of Chinese households watching on television. ...

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