November 7, 2012

A Confusing Chinese Leader

Jiang Xueqin, Global Public Square

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Much of the world’s focus may be on the U.S. election results right now, but in China, the Communist Party is preparing to put in place the men who will rule the country. And the West will have its eyes firmly fixed on the man meant to rule them all: Xi Jinping. In China’s “red nobility,” Vice President Xi is as red as they come: His father was in charge of Yan’an, the spiritual birthplace of Mao Zedong’s Communist victory, before helping to spearhead Deng Xiaoping’s economic reforms after the Cultural Revolution.

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