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Qin Gang takes the oath as Chinese foreign minister during a session of China's National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on March 12. China removed Qin from the post and replaced him with his predecessor, Wang Yi, in a move that has already fueled rumors over the personal lives and political rivalries of China's Communist Party elite. Andy Wong/AP hide caption

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China has replaced its foreign minister, absent from public for a month

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Former Chinese President Jiang Zemin gestures as he thanks reporters for coming to a photo opportunity in Beijing's Great Hall of the People on Sept. 19, 1997. Jiang died on Nov. 30 at age 96. Will Burgess/Reuters hide caption

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Perspective: Jiang Zemin's passing marks the end of an era for China

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Chinese President Jiang Zemin sings a selection from "Beijing Opera" on the last day of an eight-day visit to the U.S. on Nov. 2, 1997, in Los Angeles. Hector Mata/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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China's ex-leader Jiang Zemin, an influential reformer, has died at 96

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Chinese leader Xi Jinping leaves a press event with national and foreign journalists about the new Standing Committee of the Communist Party of China at The Great Hall of People in Beijing on Sunday. Kevin Frayer/Getty Images hide caption

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All the president's men: Why succession may pose a problem for Xi Jinping and China

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Attendants wait to guide visitors to the the exhibition entitled "Forging Ahead in the New Era," highlighting Chinese President Xi Jinping's years as leader, at the Beijing Exhibition Center in Beijing, ahead of the 20th Communist Party Congress meeting. Noel Celis/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Chinese President Xi Jinping (right) with Premier Li Keqiang (left) and members of the Politburo Standing Committee at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on the eve of China's National Day on Sept. 30. Greg Baker/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Not invited to Biden's democracy summit, China launches a propaganda blitz

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Protesters with protective gear face riot police on a Hong Kong street during the anti-extradition bill protests in August. Beijing is moving to pass a law that could outlaw such protests. Kin Cheung/AP hide caption

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Cui Tiankai, China's Ambassador to the U.S., at NPR in Washington, D.C. Mhari Shaw/NPR hide caption

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China's Ambassador To U.S. Reflects On 70 Years Of Communist Party Rule

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Chinese President Xi Jinping casts his vote for an amendment to China's constitution that abolishes term limits on the presidency, during a plenary session of the National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Sunday. Andy Wong/AP hide caption

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Why Abolishing China's Presidential Term Limits Is Such A Big Deal

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