Wait A Minute, What Happened To Political Reform? РQian Gang (钱钢)

From China Media Project:

Before the 17th National Congress went into session I said we would have to see whether the phrase “” (ÊîøÊ≤ª‰ΩìÂà∂ÊîπÈù©) appeared in a subhead in Hu Jintao’s political report. This, I said, would determine whether political reform would become a key agenda over the next five years. Based on appearances of the term in the 13th, 14th, 15th and 16th congress reports, I defined the presence of “political reform” in just one subhead as a minimum expectation of Hu’s political report.

But Hu Jintao’s report frustrated even our most modest hopes.

The 17th congress marks the first time in five major party meetings since the 13th National Congress in 1987 that we have not seen “political reform” in a subhead. In Zhao Ziyang’s report to the 13th congress, section five was called, “Concerning Political Reform” (ÂÖ≥‰∫éÊîøÊ≤ª‰ΩìÂà∂ÊîπÈù©). [Full Text]

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