August 14, 2014

China's 'Gorbachev' Is Tearing the Party Apart

Gordon Chang, The National Interest

The Associated Press

Xi, like Gorbachev, is a figure wanting to accomplish great deeds in reforming an ailing system. And like the last Soviet leader, Xi has started something he cannot control.

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