China President Xi Jinping unscathed by trade, Hong Kong crises

There had previously been talk that Mr Xi Jinping was facing mounting pressure within the party for what could have been viewed as his miscalculation of how trade negotiations would pan out with the US.
There had previously been talk that Mr Xi Jinping was facing mounting pressure within the party for what could have been viewed as his miscalculation of how trade negotiations would pan out with the US.PHOTO: AP

BEIJING - President Xi Jinping has emerged from an annual conclave of top and retired leaders politically stronger and unscathed by the trade and tech war with the United States and the deepening crisis in Hong Kong, two sources with ties to the Chinese leadership said.

If anything, the trade war and three months of unrest in the former British colony have only galvanised the top leadership, the party sources said, requesting anonymity.

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