President Xi Jinping of China looks like he is going to labelled as the "core" of their Communist Party
- Apparently being the 'core' is a big deal there
- Mao Zedong and Deng Xiaoping scored the 'core' designation, but former president, Hu Jintao, missed out.
The semantic change ... -- something analysts said could happen as soon as next month's National People's Congress in Beijing -- could free Xi's hand to help shape the party's leadership during a twice-a-decade reshuffle next year.
There you go. I thought it was just to make life easier for cartoonists - you know, "rotten to the core" and all that. But, no.