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We look into the inner circle of Chinese politics a day after Xi Jinping was named Secretary General of the Communist Party. Then, Milos Stehlik sizes up the new Bond film and Weekend Passport visits a paranoid 1980’s vision of Romania.
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How Xi Jinping rose to the top of Chinese politics
The Chinese CommunistParty named its new leadership on Thursday, including Xi Jinping as secretarygeneral. Bets and guessing about who would be named to the StandingCommittee continued right up until the moment the men were introduced to themedia.
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Xi Jinping assumes China’s leadership, faced with economic slowdown, public demands for reformThe appointments give him broad authority, but not the luxury of time. After decades of juggernaut growth, China sits on the cusp of glob…
AuthorWen Huang, who is working on a book about the Chinese Communist Party, explainswhat sorts of changes we might expect with the new leadership.
Stehlik on 50 years of Bond
Filmcontributor Milos Stehlik tells us why he thinks the Bond franchise has been sosuccessful. He’ll also give us his take on the latest Bond film, Skyfall.
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Weekend Passport: A Romanian nightmare on stage
Globalcitizen Nari Safavi helps you plan your international weekend. We’ll find outabout a play based on the secret police files of the Romanian dictator NicolaeCeausescu.
First up, the life and work of an art legend with the documentary Gerhard Richter: Painting at Logan Center for the Arts
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Then, a free classical performance by Mauricio Nader at The Chicago Cultural Center
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And finally, the play Porn at Theatre Y. We’re joined in-studio by Melissa Lorraine, an actress in the play and artistic director of Theatre Y.