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Eight in 10 Chinese want political reform: survey

Published on Nov 7, 2012 1:48 PM

BEIJING (AFP) - Eight out of 10 people in China's major cities support political reform, according to a survey reported on Wednesday, on the eve of a once-in-a-decade leadership transition.

Seven in 10 people believe the government should face greater public scrutiny and strengthen its checks against corruption, said the poll, published in the state-run Global Times newspaper.

Corruption topped the survey's list of threats to social stability.

"Most Chinese people believe China should initiate political reform," the newspaper said.

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