November 7, 2012

China Wants No Surprises at Party Summit

Demick & Makinen, Los Angeles Times

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The tightly scripted 18th party congress, set to begin Thursday, will bring together 2,270 delegates from across China and a new lineup of leaders.

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Autocratic Rule Is Over in China
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November 3, 2012
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