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Banished from Beijing as a child, the next president of China lived in a cave

  • Tim Fernholz
By Tim Fernholz

Senior reporter

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Xi Jinping, the likely next president of China, was taken from Beijing as a child when his father fell into political disfavor and brought to a remote Chinese village for reeducation. There, he dug ditches, lived in a cave, and gained a reputation as someone who understands the everyday needs of China’s people.

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