Xi warns China to maintain political security against 'black swans' of economic volatility

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President focuses on party’s ideological discipline as economic growth slows to weakest in nearly 30 years

Chinese president Xi Jinping has warned officials to be vigilant against any threats to the party’s “political security”, underlining uncertainty in Beijing as the economy falters.

Xi spoke at a study session for senior provincial leaders and ministers on Monday, the same day official economic data showed the Chinese economy last year grew at its weakest pace in almost 30 years, pulled down by weakening spending, investment, and trade.

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