November 15, 2012

Different China, Same Rickety System

Julian Baum, Christian Science Monitor

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At the Communist Party congress, outgoing President Hu Jintao made a frank appraisal of challenges faced by the party. But he ruled out any evolution toward a more open and accountable political system. China has yet to learn from South Korea and Taiwan.


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