Photo Gallery: A Season for Serious Decisions 07/26/2012
 Since the age of Mao, China's political elite has retreated to the seaside...
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Since the age of Mao, China's political elite has retreated to the seaside resort of Beidaihe to escape the summer heat. But this year, instead of just relaxing, it must also deal with the complicated issue of who will hold the future reins of power in a time of political and economic turmoil.