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China has begun a week and a half of political pageantry that will complete the handover of...
China has begun a week and a half of political pageantry that will complete the handover of power to new leadership, with Xi Jinping set to replace Hu Jintao as President and Li Keqiang to take over from Wen Jiabao as Premier. Observers will be watching the extent of any bureaucratic reorganization as an indicator of Beijing's appetite for reforms. The hugely powerful railways ministry, for example, could broken up and folded into the transport department.