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Eight in 10 Chinese want political reform: survey

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Eight out of 10 Chinese want political reform, according to a survey published Wednesday by a state-run newspaper, adding to growing calls for change on the eve of a once-in-a-decade leadership transition. 

A man looks at the portraits of former Chinese leaders (from L) Zhou Enlai, Mao Zedong and Liu Shaoqi, at a studio in Beijing. Eight out of 10 people in China's major cities support political reform, according to a survey reported on Wednesday, on the eve of a leadership transition.

The poll published by the Global Times newspaper found that 81 percent of people in seven major cities said they supported political reform, with 66 percent feeling the government should face greater public scrutiny.

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