China’s ‘new era’ presages a golden age — or risks chaos

Xi Jinping seeks to turn dynastic power cycles to his advantage. China’s ‘new era of socialism with Chinese characteristics’ — the big new slogan unveiled at the 19th party congress in October — has not resonated much in the west. But Chinese headlines are not about selling newspapers and Chinese speeches are written for a people steeped in their history. Mr Xi has …

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