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Chinese president urges democracy for party members

Chinese president Hu Jintao has signalled that democratic decision-making within the Communist Party and a more equal distribution of the country’s wealth are vital for its long-term future.

20th October, 2007

Chinese president Hu Jintao has signalled that democratic decision-making within the Communist Party and a more equal distribution of the country’s wealth are vital for its long-term future.

‘‘The opportunities outweigh the challenges,” he told the audience of 2,200 top party officials at the five-yearly party congress in Beijing last week.

The guiding principle for the next half-decade will be ‘‘a scientific outlook on development’’, a typically vague umbrella term for...

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