December 7, 2012

Xi Jinping's 'Chinese Dream'

David Cohen, The Diplomat

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Three weeks in, the new administration of Xi Jinping has already begun work on a major project that represents a sharp break from the Hu administration: spin.

Xi's speeches and appearances of the past month have drawn a sharp contrast with his predecessor’s studied lack of personality.  His public speeches as leader of the Party have been brief and given in plain Chinese – a sharp contrast to Hu Jintao, who often seemed to have no existence outside state ceremonies and to speak no language other than the Party's socialist theory jargon.

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