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Friday, November 15, 2013

China’s Communist Party to Set Up Security Committee Amid Growing Repression -- Pro-market communists lose out in debate over reform -- By Bill Gertz, The Washington Free Beacon

Chinese President Xi Jinping / APChina’s Communist Party announced this week it is creating a new high-level security organ amid growing signs that the collective dictatorship under President Xi Jinping is preparing for conflict abroad while stepping a crackdown on dissent at home.

The announcement of the new committee appeared in a single sentence of a lengthy closing statement issued at the end of a four-day Party conference of top Communist Party leaders in Beijing.

On economics, the outcome of party meeting that many observers had hoped would signal a move in the direction of greater political and market reforms instead lacked clear specifics. The bland final communiqué appeared to bolster the status quo in economics while calling for tighter political controls over the country.

The political and economic future of the world’s second largest economy remains a focus of intense international scrutiny.

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