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What 2007 holds for China


2007 will be a crucial year for President Hu Jintao. The big test will come with a Communist Party Congress in the autumn, ushering in the second half of his ten-year term.

The President wants to make his presidency a game of two halves, imposing himself forcefully over the ensuing five years after slowly accreting power over remnants of the previous regime in the first five.To achieve that, he has to build up his authority in the first nine months of the year. He has made a...

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