China Politics

Chinese Communist Party Chief Xi Jinping (right) and Vice-Premier Li Keqiang. Photo: EPA

China's shake-up of bureaucracy bodes well for reform

There is no surer way for an incoming government to show that it means business than with a shake-up of the bureaucracy. A week before the start of Xi Jinping's presidency, premier-in-waiting Li Keqiang kept with tradition and unveiled at the National People's Congress the seventh restructuring in 40 years.