Tomorrow's News Now: Lives of the Party

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China's President Jiang Zemin makes a strong push to move out of Deng Xiaoping's shadow Friday at the opening of the Communist Party's Congress in Beijing. He will unveil an ambitious and risky economic program to bring under control the hundreds of state-owned enterprises that have hemorrhaged cash over the past few years but have been allowed to continue functioning out of fear that privatization would lead to massive unemployment and social unrest. While Jiang is careful not use the word privatization, he will propose a shareholding system in which workers are sold stock in their firms.

Meanwhile, on the other side of the world, new Christian Coalition honchos Randy Tate and Don Hodel will introduce themselves to members at the group's annual meeting in Atlanta.