Li Keqiang's Work Report: Old Problems, New Solutions?
March 06, 2014
Li Keqiang's Work Report: Old Problems, New Solutions?
Li Keqiang's work report to the NPC highlighted reform efforts on issues that also plagued the previous government.
Li Keqiang's Work Report: Old Problems, New Solutions?
Xi's
January 21, 2014
Xi's "Man of the People" Persona
Xi Jinping is creating an image of himself as a man of the people. Without actions to back it up, his PR could backfire.
Xi's "Man of the People" Persona
Can China Build a Community of Common Destiny?
November 28, 2013
Can China Build a Community of Common Destiny?
Xi Jinping seems determined to build a "community of common destiny" in the Asia-Pacific. So what does that mean?
Can China Build a Community of Common Destiny?
Xi Jinping: China’s Hope and Change President?
November 19, 2013
Xi Jinping: China’s Hope and Change President?
Both inside and outside of China, many expect great things from Xi Jinping. And he knows it.
Xi Jinping: China’s Hope and Change President?
Spain Has Indicted Hu Jintao Over Tibet
November 18, 2013
Spain Has Indicted Hu Jintao Over Tibet
Hu Jintao was indicted last month by Spain’s national court.
Spain Has Indicted Hu Jintao Over Tibet
September 09, 2013
China’s “Mass Line” Campaign
China’s leadership is trying to bring the Party closer to the people. The campaign also has other implications.
China’s “Mass Line” Campaign
Xi Consolidates Control Over the Military
August 03, 2013
Xi Consolidates Control Over the Military
With the promotion of six new generals, Xi appears to exerting his authority over the PLA.
Xi Consolidates Control Over the Military
Wheels Up! Has Obama Really Pivoted to Asia?
July 23, 2013
Wheels Up! Has Obama Really Pivoted to Asia?
At least when measured by the time senior U.S. officials are spending in Asia, the pivot is real.
Wheels Up! Has Obama Really Pivoted to Asia?
Why Does the CCP Fear Taxi Rides?
April 23, 2013
Why Does the CCP Fear Taxi Rides?
An interesting tale — and the reaction to it — may be a sign that Xi has hit the limits of self-promotion for a Chinese president.
Why Does the CCP Fear Taxi Rides?
Wen Jiabao Exits the Stage
March 07, 2013
Wen Jiabao Exits the Stage
How will history judge Premier Wen Jiabao and his time in office?
Wen Jiabao Exits the Stage
New Hope, Old Problems for the Global Economy
January 04, 2013
New Hope, Old Problems for the Global Economy
The beginning of the year has been greeted with a degree of optimism. Will lingering issues dampen spirits?
New Hope, Old Problems for the Global Economy
The New Hu in Town
December 20, 2012
The New Hu in Town
Hu Chunhua’s appointment as Guangdong Province’s new party chief suggests a bright future.
The New Hu in Town
Xi Jinping's Chinese Dream
December 07, 2012
Xi Jinping's Chinese Dream
It seems China’s new leader has already begun to differentiate himself from his predecessor.
Xi Jinping's Chinese Dream
Don't Forget About Hu Jintao
November 20, 2012
Don't Forget About Hu Jintao
While Hu may be out as leader of the Communist Party, his influence will not completely disappear.
Don't Forget About Hu Jintao
What Hu Jintao Leaves Behind
November 10, 2012
What Hu Jintao Leaves Behind
With President Hu set to step down, Elizabeth Economy reviews the dangers and opportunities he leaves for Xi Jinping.
What Hu Jintao Leaves Behind
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"
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