Xi’s heir is probably among China’s ‘luckiest generation’

Next month, the spotlight will be on the elite formation put together to lead the world’s second-largest economy at China’s leadership congress. But another less-watched group will also advance, and a possible successor to President Xi Jinping is likely to be among them.

They have been called the “luckiest generation”: Communist Party cadres born in the 1970s. They missed both the Mao Zedong era, which devastated education and the economy, and education levels. high unemployment and housing crises facing today’s graduates.

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