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Mystery Chinese official calls for reform over growth

A lengthy Q&A with a mysterious "authoritative" person published Monday in the Chinese Communist Party newspaper, the People's Daily, is stirring controversy in the financial market.

HONG KONG -- An anonymous high-ranking Chinese Communist Party official shook up markets Monday by indicating that the government will focus on structural reform even at the cost of short-term growth, sparking speculation about the figure's identity.

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