China's Communist Party has cleared the way for President Xi Jinping to rule for life, and in the process strengthened the state's "command and control" power over the world's second-largest economy.
Mr Xi's unparalleled power theoretically allows him to push through painful reforms in the face of recalcitrant vested interests, particularly in state-dominated sectors. The question is whether he intends to.
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