China's Communist Party needs to face its talent challenge
Congress appointments will show whether loyalty remains the top priority
Xi Jinping, center, and other Politburo Standing Committee members meet the media in October 2017: Fifteen of its 25 members are typical apparatchiks, experienced in party administration, propaganda or organization.
Minxin Pei is professor of government at Claremont McKenna College and a nonresident senior fellow of the German Marshall Fund of the United States.
It is becoming obvious that the biggest obstacle to China's economic growth in the coming decades will be demographic decline.
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