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China-Bashing in the Campaign Could Backfire

The Chinese Communist Party will its 18th congress on Oct. 10. Or not. It will reduce the number of members on its powerful Politburo Standing Committee from nine to seven. Or not. A back injury forced Vice President Xi Jinping, who is to succeed President Hu Jintao as the head of the party at the congress, to drop for almost two weeks. Or not.

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