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Guangdong Leads Calls to Break up “Vested Interests” and Revive Reform

Joseph Fewsmith

Guangdong Leads Calls to Break up “Vested Interests” and Revive Reform

In September 2011, a protest in a Guangdong village threatened to embarrass the province and its party secretary, Wang Yang, who is a candidate for membership on the powerful Politburo Standing Committee when the 18th Party Congress meets later in 2012. Not only did Wang Yang intervene decisively...