The Fujian clique refers to a group of Chinese politicians closely allied with Xi Jinping, General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party. Xi developed this network of trusted allies during his time in Fujian from 1985 to 2002[1] and has appointed them to influential roles and positions within Chinese politics since he became leader of China,[2] particularly within the military and police.[3] The Fujian clique is one of the two most important political groupings in the Xi administration alongside a similar clique from Zhejiang called the New Zhijiang Army.[4]



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