Wang Yang - reformist credentials tested by Chinese system

But several reporters who heeded his call were sacked. Others had their stories killed.
The pattern, a familiar one in Guangdong, is a reminder of the limits of reform in China. A close look at Wang's record - he's a serious contender for promotion to the all-powerful Politburo Standing Committee - illustrates the dilemma facing reformist leaders inside China's political system.
Wang, 57, began with a genuine zeal for reform in China's richest and most liberal province. Concerned that society had not kept up with three decades of blistering economic change, he lobbied for social and... read more

 
24 September 2012 in World News, Views: 7
Source: Reuters
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