How is a second term for the Obama administration likely to affect relations with China, Myanmar, Pakistan, and Afghanistan — to name just some of the Asian nations that have featured most prominently in recent headlines?
If the Party Congress proceeds as expected, new President Xi Jinping, Premier Li Keqiang and the other members of the Politburo Standing Committee will come to power at a time of growing prosperity for China, but also of great challenges.
As the United States votes for its next president, China, too, is preparing for a leadership change — although much less is known about that process, which begins Thursday with the start of the 18th National Congress.
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