Wang Qishan has broken a long-standing taboo by openly discussing the issue of the party's legitimacy. Photo: Xinhua
Wang Qishan has broken a long-standing taboo by openly discussing the issue of the party's legitimacy. Photo: Xinhua
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Communist Party powered by history? Why China's one-party rule is facing a legitimacy crisis

The party has shifted in justifying its rule since Mao spoke of democracy. Without a more durable basis for power, challenges loom

Wang Qishan has broken a long-standing taboo by openly discussing the issue of the party's legitimacy. Photo: Xinhua
Wang Qishan has broken a long-standing taboo by openly discussing the issue of the party's legitimacy. Photo: Xinhua
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