November 8, 2012
China's Dysfunctional Foreign Policy
Odd Arne Westad, Bloomberg
When he takes over as party leader this week at the 18th Congress of the Chinese Communist Party, Vice President Xi Jinping will face a host of ills. For all its newfound wealth, China is -- to put it simply -- very badly governed. Corruption is rampant, the provinces are neglected, and current party leader Hu Jintao has put off much-needed political reforms for a decade.
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