Freeman Report October 2007 - Vol. 05, No. 10
October 30, 2007
The attention of much of Washington’s foreign policy and trade community was focused on Beijing this October. As the dust settles on the 17th Party Congress held there this past month, commentators are varied in their interpretations. Either President Hu Jintao consolidated his leadership position and established his policy imprimatur for the next five years or failed to achieve absolute decision making primacy and was forced to accept a compromise candidate as his anointed likely successor in 2012.