With China's 18th Party Congress now concluded, the new leadership has been announced and seven people named to the Politburo Standing Committee. This once-a-decade power transition will have significant impact on China’s political, economic and financial development and reforms, as well as its foreign policy and military ambitions. Brookings experts examine the new generation of leaders and their potential impact on the country’s direction in the foreseeable feature.
Reuters/China Daily - A labourer walks on scaffolding at a residential construction site in Qingdao, Shandong province, China, November 18, 2015.
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Before China's 18th Party Congress, Cheng Li profiled 25 possible members of the Politburo, examining their backgrounds, family and patron-client ties, political prospects and policy preferences. See Li's profiles of the seven individuals who were named to the Politburo Standing Committee:
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