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Hu Jintao’s Legacy: A Strong but Strained China

As Hu Jintao steps down as head of China’s Communist Party after 10 years in power, he’s hearing something unusual for a Chinese leader: sharp criticism.

In media commentaries, think-tank position papers and the less censored blogosphere, Hu’s reign is being portrayed as a missed opportunity to tackle longstanding problems grown more deep-seated, from a yawning rich-poor gulf and worsening environmental degradation to stiffly authoritarian politics. One commentary has referred to the period as a “lost decade.”

Read Here – Foreign Policy

 

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  1. Pingback: * Just one joke in 10 years, but Hu has the last laugh | Chindia Alert: forewarned is forearmed

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