Editorial : World-class difficulty

【明報專訊】TODAY the 8th plenum of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) of the Communist Party of China (CPC) opens in Beijing. It is one of the shijiuda (the 19th National Congress of the CPC) foci that have drawn the most attention whether Secretary of the CCDI Wang Qishan (69) will retire as per convention. Whether or not he will do so, the CCDI leadership is faced with a major transfusion. More than a half of the hundred and thirty CCDI members will be replaced.