The son of a former top Communist Party official, China's President-to-be Xi Jinping is considered a cautious reformer.
Xi Jinping, next in line to become China's president, has not been seen publicly for more than a week.
China’s deal to allow blind dissident lawyer Chen Guangcheng to exit the country to study in the US, the Bo Xiliai purge, successful bilateral talks with the US, and other developments indicate that Beijing may be committed to some reforms – and warming relations with Washington.
Unless China shifts its policies toward more democracy and tends to the interests of the rising urban middle class, it risks ending up in the same cul-de-sac as Japan.
06/07/2010 11:06 am