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Pointing to the future, parroting the past: Front pages of Chinese state media after the 19th party congress

As media across China reported the close of the 19th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) this week, the political event at which President Xi Jinping spoke of the glorious future of a “modern socialist nation,” the country’s Party-run newspapers seemed to careen into the past. With a visual prominence redolent of the pre-reform […]