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The new Chinese government might appear different at the outset, but we shouldn’t make any hasty conclusions about its direction.
Power transition in the party-state keeps the world wondering what it will bring to the country’s politics, economy and society. Are changes really on their way?
There are, indeed, numerous aspects about the Congress that seem to indicate significant changes in China’s future. Many Western journalists have commented on the downsizing of the standing committee of the next politburo from nine to seven members, and the CCP’s amendment of its charter.
In addition, in his opening speech on November 8, President Hu Jintao emphasised the importance of organising against corruption and political reform.
As usual, there are curious – but perhaps not so surprising – incidents occurring prior to this major event of the Communist Party. On October 28, netizen ZhangRongya wrote…
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