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a bad sign because it means now, especially that he has centralized in his own hands all the chief offices of state, it means now that we have somebody who is as powerful in some ways and controlling the kinds of resources in some ways that -- not that far off from being near where the united states is but with somebody who is obviously calcula calculating, very clever, playing the long game. we all know the famous remark that cho enlai made about the french revolution, what he thought of it. it's too early to say. this is related to the chinese attitude of being patient and getting the advantage over the longer term. you can be very sure that xi becoming life president is a step in a move. what that move is, part of the
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jigsaw puzzle with the spratlys and everything else china is doing, is one everyone ought to be thinking about. >> we'll reconvene in the cocktail hour afterwards, where you can ask further questions. now please join me in thanking dr. grayling. [ applause ] captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2008 captioning performed by vitac

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