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The 17th Chinese Communist Party Congress opens on the 15th of October, when authorities in Beijing will set the direction of Chinese policies for the next five years. This week’s Kunleng will discuss what may be the priorities for the Chinese leadership, how President Hu will lead China in the next five years, and their possible implications for China’s Tibet policy. Kunleng host Dorje Tseten invites Mr. Ngapa Tsegyam, a Tibetan scholar and Representative of the Dalai Lama in Taiwan to discuss these issues.

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