CHINA: Changing of the Guard

In a sweeping reshuffle, Hua steps aside for a new Deng team

"A new generation of leaders for China." That was the common catch phrase around Peking last week as 3,500 members of the National People's Congress arrived for an eagerly awaited 14-day session in Peking's cavernous Great Hall of the People. The congress usually gathers once a year, but this meeting was far from ordinary. The delegates, elected and representing all of the country's 29 provinces, regions and special municipalities, convened to ratify a series of leadership changes that would mark the...

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