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Xi Jinping visits Guangdong as police violently break up protest
The new Communist leader follows Deng Xiaoping's southern trip to urge business to meet complex challenges by speeding up economic reforms. Workers who use the visit to protest are beaten and arrested by police.
Hu Jintao ally takes over as Shenzhen leader
China’s richest city is taken away from Jiang Zemin’s group as two of its members lose top local posts. But new party boss is “old” and analysts wonder how he will cope with the city’s current challenges like revamping the local electronics industry, attracting bright minds or deciding whether to merger with Hong Kong.
09/03/2017 16:09:00 CHINA
For Wei Jingsheng, Xi has gone from liberal to dictator
Xi’s attitude will lead to the collapse of the Communist regime. He thinks he is stronger than Mao Zedong, but nowadays it is no longer possible to deceive the Chinese with Marxism-Leninism. The great dissident evaluates Xi’s first five years or rule.
Xi Jinping wants to forget Tiananmen (and what came before it)
Before the June 4 massacre, Deng Xiaoping and his crew launched a series of political reforms designed to reshape the system of powers between the State and the Communist Party, reorganizing the army's role and opening the door to a gradual democratization of the country. The new president has decided to reverse course, supporting nationalism and repression in the name of security and economic stability. Here is an analysis by a great China expert, courtesy of the Jamestown Foundation.
01/09/2017 14:25:00 CHINA
The 19th Congress of the Chinese Communist Party is set for 18 October
Xi Jinping is expected to be re-elected as general secretary and get his thoughts put into the party’s constitution, like Mao and Deng. With his anti-corruption campaign, he has eliminated personal enemies. His achievements are being promoted on TV and print.
Hu Jintao celebrates 30 years of reform in “stability”
Thanks to the far-sightedness of Deng Xiaoping, from a nation of extreme poverty, China has become one of the biggest global economic powers. Political reform must give way to the economy and stability. Farmers and migrants left out of development.
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