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EDITORIAL: Waiting to see what Xi can do

Xi may be able to reduce bureaucratic pomp and circumstance, but think of all the crackdowns on official corruption that Hu launched. They barely dented the problem; efforts to combat environmental damage and public health scandals also just scraped the surface of the problems.

Whatever changes Xi is able to make, in the end a more open, less corrupt authoritarian regime will still be an authoritarian regime.

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