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New Chinese leader Xi Jinping has flatly ruled out political reform in an unpublished internal speech during his recent tour of the quasi-capitalist Guangdong Province.
According to a transcript of the speech obtained by East-Asia-Intel.com, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) General Secretary bitterly accused party members who favored “universal values” of having “misunderstood the nature of our reforms.”
“Some people have defined reform as [the adoption of] Western universal values,” he said. “This is a [deliberate] obfuscation of concepts.”
Xi, who is also commander-in-chief, dropped strong hints that the moratorium put on political reform since the Tiananmen Square incident in 1989 would continue.
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