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The Chinese President's Thirst for Power

Aug 4, 2016 | 01:13 GMT
The Chinese President's Thirst for Power
Chinese President Xi Jinping is removing political and institutional barriers so he can implement the policies he thinks are necessary for China's and the Party's long-term survival.
(KEVIN FRAYER/Getty Images)

Beijing has delayed this year's National Financial Work Conference, the South China Morning Post reported Wednesday. Citing a vague comment from the National Development and Reform Commission, which historically has overseen the country's economic and industrial policy, the report said the conference will now be held no earlier than late September. The apparent delay of the conference, which takes place every five years and in the past has produced pivotal economic policy changes, lends credence to media speculation that China's leaders are not of one mind when it comes to the economy....

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