China Party unveils new Standing Committee line-up

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BEIJING, Oct 22 (Reuters) China's ruling Communist Party unveiled its new nine-member Politburo Standing Committee line-up today, with President Hu Jintao retaining his seat and consolidating power after a week-long 17th Party Congress.

Two potential successors to Hu, who doubles as national Party chief, and Premier Wen Jiabao joined the line-up -- Xi Jinping, 54, Party boss of Shanghai, and Li Keqiang, 52, Party boss of the northeastern province of Liaoning.

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