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Deepened Reforms Test China's New Leaders

Today, the CCP has gradually standardized into a four-level leadership system which includes the National Congress, the Central Committee, the Political Bureau of the Central Committee, and the Politburo Standing Committee.

These organizations were created partly to cope with the rapid development of the CCP - by the end of 2011, China's Communist Party had 82.60 million members. At the same time, the rise of these institutions also reflects the development path of Chinese politics -- orderly power transfers and a gradual shift towards democracy and transparency are inevitable demands of an evolving political civilization.

But even more important than the power transition is how the new generation of leaders will wield their power. The key for political, economic, and social reforms lies in the formation of clear power boundaries and the establishment of checks and balances.

Issue 338
By staff reporters Zhu Yue, Shi Zhiliang, and Li Tingzhen
Aside from long-term measures aimed at activating the domestic PV market, state subsidies and bank loans should be put in place as soon as possible to lift the industry out of its current predicament.
By staff reporter Tian Peng and intern reporter Wu Mimi
The Ministry of Health's campaign does not address the root cause of antibiotics abuse in China: doctors' and hospitals' dependence on drug sales for income.
By staff reporters You Xi and Dong Yuxiao
The potential for substantial increases in deposits and rising revenue from agency business has led to intense competition among banks to gain overseas RMB clearing bank status.
By staff reporters Ling Xin, Lu Wei, and Gao Shengke
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