November 16, 2012

China's New Chief Has Reform in His DNA

Jon Huntsman, Today

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On Nov 8, as the 18th Party Congress gathered in Beijing to anoint a new president, China entered a new era. The past three-and-a-half decades have been defined by the influence of Deng Xiaoping. Deng, who came to power in 1978, opened up the diplomatic door between China and the world - and the economic door, too.

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