November 12, 2012

Between Two Giants in a Shrinking World

Sydney Morning Herald, Sydney Morning Herald

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The Chinese democratic process that went on display on Thursday did not cause office workers in Sydney to stand transfixed around television screens as the US election had the day before. The more selective audience for the telecast of the 18th Congress of the Chinese Communist Party would have heard the outgoing leader Hu Jintao rule out Western-style democracy for one-sixth of humanity but pledge to double China's per capita income by 2020, and build its maritime power.

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