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Empowering China's new miracle workers

China's success in the next five years will depend on how well it balances a muscular Communist Party and driving the economy into the future.

Chinese leaders and citizens are more convinced than ever that government by a strong single party is an essential pillar of stability and growth. They believe governance in the West is misguided because both democratic and autocratic systems can be corrupt.

AS THE Chinese Communist Party's 19th National Congress unfolded, much of the focus had been on who will occupy the key positions in President Xi Jinping's administration for the next five years. But China's future trajectory depends crucially on another group of leaders, who have received far...

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