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Topping the to-do list is bringing change and accountability to a party which looks and acts anachronistic in today’s hyper-networked world. Failure to adjust could be deeply unsettling for the region and the world. Second, domestic stability, long established as leadership’s primary goal, will be tied to economic performance. This, in turn, will depend on a successful transition away from low-wage exports to more domestic consumption and commercial expansion. Defining broader boundaries for the Internet-fuelled creative class and taming state-owned enterprises that for too long have written their own rules must be addressed. Finally, post-November, the distinct cycles of U.S.-China diplomacy will provide a rare opening for progress.
— Former US Ambassador and failed Republican Presidential candidate Jon Huntsman, speaking to the Washington Post.