Analysts have said Xi Jinping's (right) roles as head of economic reform and national security groups would give him more power than his predecessor Hu Jintao (left) but liberal party elders say this could prove a double-edged sword. Photo: Reuters

Economic blueprint without political reform in China a ‘lethal’ step: liberals

Party's bold communiqué on market reform does nothing to address burning problems of corruption and inequality, academics say

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Analysts have said Xi Jinping's (right) roles as head of economic reform and national security groups would give him more power than his predecessor Hu Jintao (left) but liberal party elders say this could prove a double-edged sword. Photo: Reuters
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