Re: Does "the famously stiff leader" refer to "Hu Jintao"?
The famously stiff leader is Hu Jintao. We have a rather long defining relative clause that contains within itself a second defining relative clausse (which itself contains words within commas), but the sentence is grammatically sound.
Originally Posted by NewHopeR
Xi Jinping is regarded as more self-confident and gregarious thanPresident Hu Jintao, (the famously stiff leader (whom) he (Xi Jinping) is on track to succeed next year in a highly choreographed transition that includes, as a major step, this week’s visit).
Last edited by 5jj; 13-Feb-2012 at 16:14.
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