With the U.S. elections now concluded with another Obama administration, across the Pacific another major political event may shape world affairs for years to come. The 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China and the expected inauguration of Xi Jinping is a curiosity from afar. During the Congress, taxis in Beijing have been told to keep passengers from rolling down windows to prevent the distribution of protest materials. Street vendors are not permitted during this period. Kites have been reportedly banned. Seemingly, over the last six decades the Communist Party has continued to be the legitimate one party that governs the mainland China, a feat which begs the question, how has this been accomplished?… Seguir leyendo »
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