How Hu changed China: from hoarded cabbages to Starbucks and Jaguars, but new leaders face problems

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As China’s National Party Congress prepares for a once-in-a-decade change of leadership, Kathleen McLaughlin looks at how the country has been transformed over her 10 years in Beijing. Chinese president Hu Jintao hosting a pre-congress meeting before the opening of the 18th Communist Party Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing Photo: AFP/Getty Images 7:00AM GMT 11 Nov 2012 I moved to China to work as a correspondent in Spring 2002, just a few months before the party congress that paved the path for Hu Jintao to become president. The old state-run enterprise system and the guarantee of lifetime jobs had been dismantled, and change was everywhere. China had just entered the…

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