A portrait of Chinese President Xi Jinping is displayed at an exhibition in Beijing showcasing China's progress in the past five years, ahead of the 19th party congress that will begin next week. Photo: AFP

Reform or repression: what will the next five years bring for China?

David Shambaugh says in dismantling the old power bases, Xi Jinping has also severely weakened the bureaucratic institutions built up to prevent the over-concentration of power in one man

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A portrait of Chinese President Xi Jinping is displayed at an exhibition in Beijing showcasing China's progress in the past five years, ahead of the 19th party congress that will begin next week. Photo: AFP
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