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President Xi Jinping's command at this month's Communist Party gathering was so complete that President Trump likened him to a "king". But some China analysts are wondering whether Xi has overreached. Xi dominated the stage, literally and figuratively, at the party's 19th Congress, which ended this week in Beijing. Xi has purged the Chinese military, too.Xi also reigns supreme in the factional battle at the top of the party leadership. Trump appears to see a kindred spirit in Xi. He made a congratulatory telephone call Wednesday and praised Xi's "extraordinary elevation" in a tweet. Will other top Chinese officials dare to question Xi? Analysts noted the mostly impassive posture during Xi's long speech from Jiang Zemin and Zhu Rongji, former president and prime minister, respectively.For now, Xi chooses to reciprocate Trump's embrace.
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