The article on the new Chinese leaders noted that by appointing two younger men to the Politburo Standing Committee, China effectively stabilized leadership for a full 15 years. Xi Jinping and Li Keqiang are the new and youngest members of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China; with only nine members, including Party general secretary Hu Jintao, it is the pinnacle of power in China. The contrast to the American system seemed especially sharp during this hectic season of presidential primaries, where week-to-week during 2007 people could hardly handicap their likely next leader. Virtually all Americans believe that their political system, notwithstanding their election-year capriciousness, is surely best for their country and likely best for every country. Most Chinese believe that their system, assuming the continuation of reforms, is best suited for the realities of China, at least for the near future.