Who's Hu?

What kind of person does it take to lead the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), the world's largest political organization, ruling over 1.3 billion souls? Does it take a great visionary? A ruthless tyrant? A dogmatic ideologue? Or a tame puppet? Last November the enigmatic Hu Jintao became CCP Chairman and earlier this year, President. He came to power as a blank slate, and in the 100 days that he has held both posts, the nature of his leadership has become an increasingly heated topic of debate. Many see Hu's actions over the past three months as cause for hope...

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