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China's leadership change misses opportunity for reform

China's leadership change misses opportunity for reform

Updated 16 November 2012, 9:53 AEST

China's once in a decade leadership transition is complete

Xi Jinping has assumed the reigns as the country's new General Secretary of the Communist party, the most powerful position in the land. 

His deputy, also as expected, is Li Keqiang. 
 
The remaining five Politburo Standing Committee are considered cautious selections,  more aligned to former President Jiang Zemin than the immediate past General Secretary Hu Jintao. 
 
Tracee Hutchison spoke to John Garnaut, Fairfax China correspondent and the author of "The Rise and Fall of the House of Bo".
 
Presenter: Tracee Hutchison
 
Speaker: John Garnaut, Fairfax China correspondent and the author of "The Rise and Fall of the House of Bo".

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