Monday 18 December 2017

Golden age for economy but politics stays the same

Malcolm Moore

For the Chinese state media, the past 10 years under the leadership of Hu Jintao and Wen Jiabao have been a "golden age".

The size of China's economy has quadrupled, the country's roads, railways and skyscrapers are the envy of the world, and the standard of life in the countryside has radically improved.

In Beijing, people were quick to acknowledge the leap forward that China has made. "Development in the past 10 years has been much faster than in the previous era," said Wang Xiaohong (24), a Russian translator from Hefei in Anhui province.

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