Prototype tool to show the complexity behind the social connections in Thomson Reuter's Connected China database. In this demo, we start with the graph centered on Xi Jinping, expand the degrees of separation a few times, then center the network on Hu Jintao, Deng Xiaoping, and Jiang Zemin. At the peak, we show almost 700 nodes with more than 2,300 edges in one glorious hairball. The challenge from here would be to make this simple and legible. Read more at

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