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The missing Chinese in the Chinese dream

The missing Chinese in the Chinese dream

Following the conclusion of the 18th national congress of the Communist Party, general secretary Xi Jinping toured the southern city of Shenzhen, reminiscent of Deng Xiaoping's famous southern tour exactly 20 years ago, which ushered in an unprecedented period of growth a

Monday, 24 December, 2012, 3:58am 13 comments

Echoes of Deng Xiaoping as Xi Jinping heads to Shenzhen on first inspection trip

A billboard of former leader Deng Xiaoping overlooks Shenzhen. Photo: Dickson Lee

New party boss evokes memories of Deng Xiaoping's 1992 tour and issues a signal of his commitment to deepening reform by heading to Shenzhen on his first inspection trip.

7 Dec 2012 - 8:33am 1 comment

Only reform can ensure progress for China

Hu Jintao can rightly be proud of the benefits brought by policies he spearheaded.

Hu Jintao's swansong speech as head of the Chinese Communist Party was bound to set out a grand vision and be optimistic. At the opening of the 18th national congress yesterday, the nation's future direction and his legacy were on his mind, leading to a focus on achievements and failings, targets and challenges.

9 Nov 2012 - 3:14am