October 24, 2012

Hope and Apprehension for China's Leadership Change

Times of India, Times of India

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Against the backdrop of the political banter and strident canvassing of the US presidential election, a far quieter yet equally significant leadership transition is underway in China. Notwithstanding the appearance of order, the communist party is hardly a monolith. Riven by factionalism and internal disputes, the walls of the Zhongnanhai leadership compound in Beijing hide intrigues galore. And the run-up to the 18th National Party Congress next month has hardly been free of machinations.

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