In 2007 China was dominated by politics, specifically the preparations and negotiations heading into the Seventeenth Party Congress, which was held in late October. General Secretary Hu Jintao was successful in having his ““scientific development concept”” written into the Chinese Communist Party Constitution but was not allowed to name his own successor.
- Seventeenth Party Congress
- Hu Jintao
- scientific development concept
- leadership succession
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Errata: In the September/October 2016 issue (volume 56 number 5, pages 836 and 849), there was a technical printing error in Figures 1b and 2 of the article by Ajay Raina that resulted in a loss of data on the graphs. This online article contains the restored figures in their original, correct state. The error is regretted.