Commentary: China: Finally, A Changing Of The Guard

It's the kind of publicity whirlwind rarely seen by a Chinese leader. Days after Zhu Rongji wowed Chinese TV viewers with a live press conference, where he joked with reporters and fielded questions on such taboo topics as democracy and the 1989 Beijing massacre, the new Premier was in northern China meeting with suffering blue-collar workers. Then he was off to London. Then Paris. Now, U.S. diplomats are pushing to get Zhu to visit Washington this fall.

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