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The Chinese Communist Party at 100: What's old is new again

History suggests the party will soon face another existential crisis

From Mao Zedong through Xi Jinping, China's Communist Party leaders have had a lot on their plate in trying to maintain the legitimacy of their rule.   © Reuters

HONG KONG -- As the Chinese Communist Party marks its centennial on July 1, the rulers of the country's 1.4 billion people apparently have plenty to celebrate.

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