In the political theatre of China, the real drama is offstage
BEIJING — The Globe and Mail
As an act of political theatre it will be a good one, like it always is. This Wednesday, rows of suits will wander in to Beijing’s Great Hall of the People, which adjoins Tiananmen Square to the west. Mixed in will be representatives of the country’s 55 minorities, who typically dress in traditional garb, all assembling to decide the future of China.