China, Piketty, and Patrimonial Capitalism
May 21, 2014
China, Piketty, and Patrimonial Capitalism
A popular new book offers a useful prescription for China’s growing inequality problem.
China, Piketty, and Patrimonial Capitalism
Is Xi Jinping a Reformer?
March 05, 2014
Is Xi Jinping a Reformer?
As China opens its annual parliament session our correspondent considers the reform credentials of its leader.
Is Xi Jinping a Reformer?
Leaked Documents Tie Chinese Elites to Massive Offshore Holdings
January 22, 2014
Leaked Documents Tie Chinese Elites to Massive Offshore Holdings
Thousands of leaked documents show 22,000 tax haven clients from China, including its leaders and princelings.
Leaked Documents Tie Chinese Elites to Massive Offshore Holdings
Getting Senkaku History Right
November 26, 2013
Getting Senkaku History Right
Some of the claims to sovereignty over the Senkaku/Diaoyu islands don’t hold up well under scrutiny, argues Tadashi Ikeda.
Getting Senkaku History Right
Everything You Know About Deng’s 1978 Third Plenum is Wrong
November 10, 2013
Everything You Know About Deng’s 1978 Third Plenum is Wrong
Plus, Bloomberg News is censoring its China coverage. Weekend China links.
Everything You Know About Deng’s 1978 Third Plenum is Wrong
Can the Chinese Communist Party Still Reform?
September 18, 2013
Can the Chinese Communist Party Still Reform?
Expectations are that the Communist Party plenum will see major policy announcements. Does the Party still have its reforming prowess?
Can the Chinese Communist Party Still Reform?
What Reform Does and Doesn’t Mean in China
May 29, 2013
What Reform Does and Doesn’t Mean in China
In Mandarin, “reform” refers to the amelioration of existing structures and policies, not Western democracy.
What Reform Does and Doesn’t Mean in China
China’s Next Leap Forward: From Comrades to Consumers
May 09, 2013
China’s Next Leap Forward: From Comrades to Consumers
Chinese leadership has hinted at greater economic reforms in store, with freewheeling Guangdong province as the model.
China’s Next Leap Forward: From Comrades to Consumers
Xi Jinping's Great Society
April 25, 2013
Xi Jinping's Great Society
New regulations suggest a growing role for China’s civil society.
Xi Jinping's Great Society
Channeling Deng Xiaoping
December 12, 2012
Channeling Deng Xiaoping
The destination of Xi Jinping’s first domestic trip as party leader sends a signal he may be following a familiar path.
Channeling Deng Xiaoping
China's New Leadership: Unveiled
November 16, 2012
China's New Leadership: Unveiled
After months of endless speculation, China’s new leaders have been declared. The Diplomat presents a look at the men who will guide China.
China's New Leadership: Unveiled
Hu Jintao: Still
November 02, 2012
Hu Jintao: Still "Commander-in-Chief"
As Xi Jinping ascends to the top of China’s leadership, Hu Jintao will still retain a critically important role.
Hu Jintao: Still "Commander-in-Chief"
Something to Talk About in the East China Sea
September 28, 2012
Something to Talk About in the East China Sea
What the past may offer for breaking the diplomatic impasse over the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands.
Something to Talk About in the East China Sea
China's Self-Absorbed Nationalism
August 31, 2012
China's Self-Absorbed Nationalism
Beijing has long interwoven strands of victimization and self-righteousness into Chinese nationalism, which have made compromise more difficult.
China's Self-Absorbed Nationalism
What China’s Leaders Fear Most
July 30, 2012
What China’s Leaders Fear Most
By charging Bo Xilai’s wife with murder, China’s political leaders have set a dangerous precedent.
What China’s Leaders Fear Most
March 07, 2012
The Curse of China’s Identity Fixation
As China’s leadership prepares for its transition to the fifth generation, a fixation on identity and core interests is a troubling sign for U.S. ties.
The Curse of China’s Identity Fixation
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