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Xi Jinping has been called many things. The Economist describes him as 'the most powerful man in the world', his own party call him 'the core of the Chinese Communist Party', others a 'closet Maoist'.
Whatever your opinions of him, compared to many world leaders comparatively little is known of his background.
In this bumper episode I analyse the rise and rise of Xi Jinping, explaining how his entire life and even that of his father's has helped him get to his current position.
Link to Wikileaks Cable on Xi Jinping: https://wikileaks.org/plusd/cables/09BEIJING3128_a.html