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The beautifully crafted app Connected China [reuters.com], designed by Fathom Information Design, tracks and visualizes the people, institutions and relationships that form China's elite power structure.

The application was specifically designed for the iPad and is based on data, text, photos and videos from the international news agency Reuters.

Three visualizations stand out: "Social Power", which represents the power base of Xi Jinping through family connections; "Institutional Power", which reflects the power of the Politburo Standing Committee on every level of the government; and finally, "Career Comparison", which tracks the career paths of the seven members of the Politburo Standing Committee.

More information about the this app is available here.