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Steve Tsang
Opinion

Opinion

Steve Tsang

The West needs to better understand Xi Jinping Thought as China becomes more formidable

  • Steve Tsang says the Chinese leader is no Maoist, but he sees no place for Deng Xiaoping’s style of political experimentation, either. In Xi’s China, citizens may enjoy freedom as consumers and investors, but not as participants in civil society

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Wang Xiangwei
Wang Xiangwei
Opinion

SCMP Columnist

China Briefing by Wang Xiangwei

As Shaanxi saga shows, even Xi hits China’s bureaucratic brick wall

  • A scandal over illegal villas suggests even China’s most powerful leader since Mao struggles with a bureaucracy that has spent centuries ignoring its leaders
  • After all, “the sky is high and the emperor is far away”

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