(MorningStarNews) In October 2012, the South China Morning Post ran a series of articles on China’s looming leadership transition. One line might prove prophetic, although not in the way intended: “For clues about how China’s leader-in-waiting Xi Jinping might manage the world’s second-largest economy, Zhejiang Province is a good place to start looking.”
After explaining that the years Xi spent in Zhejiang (2002 to 2007) – as party secretary and as governor – “are regarded as a transformative period, during which Zhejiang expanded its private sector and moved toward cleaner, more innovative industries,” the author surmises that as president of the People’s Republic, Xi Jinping would doubtless work the same magic on a national level.
Similarly, for clues about how Xi intends to manage religion and what is possibly the world’s second-largest evangelical Christian population (after the USA), Zhejiang Province is a good place to start looking.
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