Old Problems for New Leaders: Institutional Disjunctions in Rural China


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Cambridge University Press in "The New Chinese Leadership: Challenges and Opportunities after the 16th Party Congress"

April 2004

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These essays reveal how China's Communist Party selected a new generation of leaders in late 2002 to maintain the position of a regional and world power. They explain how China's leaders are promoting a market economy and undertaking gradual political reforms and note the problems they are having in handling mounting political corruption, spreading unemployment, growing disparity of wealth and income, and a crisis of belief.

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