FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012 file photo, China's newly appointed leader Xi Jinping gestures as he attends a meeting with foreign experts at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. New communist leader Xi is on a mission to soften the image of Chinese officialdom, winning kudos for his breezy personal style and ordering leaders to take a knife to the pomp, formality and waste that have alienated many among the public. (AP Photo/Ed Jones, Pool)

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FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012 file photo, China's newly appointed leader Xi Jinping gestures as he attends a meeting with foreign experts at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. New communist leader Xi is on a mission to soften the image of Chinese officialdom, winning kudos for his breezy personal style and ordering leaders to take a knife to the pomp, formality and waste that have alienated many among the public. (AP Photo/Ed Jones, Pool)
FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012 file photo, China's newly appointed leader Xi Jinping gestures as he attends a meeting with foreign experts at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. New communist leader Xi is on a mission to soften the image of Chinese officialdom, winning kudos for his breezy personal style and ordering leaders to take a knife to the pomp, formality and waste that have alienated many among the public. (AP Photo/Ed Jones, Pool)
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