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NPR's World Story of the Day

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In china today a political victory for president xi jinping the communist party congress the gathering of china's political elite voted to enshrine she's name and ideas in the party constitution so the words xi jinping thought on socialism with chinese characteristics in a new era will sit in the constitution alongside mao zedong thought and deng xiaoping's theory to understand she's ideas you were going to start with a look at the corner of his legacy show fire an anti corruption campaign npr's rob schmitz reports it was august two thousand twelve china's 18th party congress was weeks away an event where a politician name xi jinping would be annoyed china's next leader suddenly she went missing for three weeks to this day nobody outside key members of china's top leadership knows why there is a fairly common speculation arthur crct as managing director of davic held reaganomics 2012 says gruber was a tumultuous year for china's communist party a top politician name bo she lie was under investigation after his wife was convicted of murdering a foreigner and corruption within party ranks was spiraling out of control one popular story is that she went to the party elders and said look we've got a serious problem here this requires you know very serious measures two rain and corruption and impose more discipline i'll do that but you need to give me carte blanche to do what i want and the story goes if party elders weren't prepared to give seabees powers he wasn't interested in the job.