November 15, 2012

Meet the Men Who Will Rule China

Hannah Beech, Time

AP Photo

In The Wizard of Oz, the ruler behind the curtain in the Emerald City turns out to be not an imposing mystical force but a mere mortal—and a rather unprepossessing one at that. On Nov. 15 in the heart of Beijing, just a short walk from the Forbidden City, a line of seven men—all with neatly coiffed, dyed black hair—emerged from behind a giant screen adorned with red-crowned cranes.

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