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    South China Morning Post: Exclusive: Hu Jintao set to step down as military chief

    Outgoing President Hu Jintao will formally relinquish his position as military chief at the end of the 18th party congress this week, according to sources.

    His decision to opt for complete retirement surprised many analysts, who had expected him to keep the top job at the party's Central Military Commission.

    Hu, 70 next month, will also step down as party chief at the congress and as president in March, to make way for his designated successor, Xi Jinping, when the congress concludes on Wednesday.

    Marking the first clean transfer of power the Communist Party has seen in two decades, Hu's move will break with a precedent his predecessor Jiang Zemin set 10 years ago.

    In 2002, Jiang chose to cling to the top military post for two more years after his 13-year reign as party chief ended. Hu did not take over control of the military until September 2004.

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