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Xi Jinping only wants the most devoted Chinese Communist Party members. His tough membership rules could backfire

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Hong Kong (CNN) — In a meeting room decorated with a stylized hammer and sickle flag, Kelly Hu detailed her shortcomings. Since childhood, the 20-year-old student had wanted to join the longest-running and largest communist party in the world, having grown up hearing "red tales" of its revolutionary past from her family.

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