Margaret Thatcher and Deng Xiaoping in discussion in Beijing on September 24, 1982 during a meeting that eventually lead to the signing of the Sino-British Joint Declaration on the future of Hong Kong. The former British prime minister passed away on April 8, 2013. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)
A decision, cloaked in secrecy, that would affect more than a billion people. Speculation on whether the chosen one would be a "conservative" or a "reformer." Which leadership change are we talking about?
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