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10.31.2012 17:50

Deng Xiaoping and the Date for Reform

The wellspring of China's modernization said the country would have to check politcial power, and the time has come to show the resolve to accomplish this

On the eve of the party's 18th National Congress, reform is the hot topic in Chinese media. But unlike in the past, when discussion largely focused on the economy, the debate today is on reform in all areas – economic, social and political, particularly the latter.

All of this is raising hopes that the next stage of Chinese reform will bring fundamental changes. In particular, while political reform efforts will continue to be prudent, government leaders are expected to push harder and with more determination to strengthen the rule of law, improve transparency in governance and give people more of a voice in decision-making.

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