China’s Mixed Growth Forecasts
October 23, 2014
China’s Mixed Growth Forecasts
The more conservative estimates of China’s future economic growth may underestimate its capacity to reform.
China’s Mixed Growth Forecasts
Why China Can't Innovate
August 19, 2014
Why China Can't Innovate
Xi Jinping praises innovation in the abstract, but China's system is not set up to encourage innovation in practice.
Why China Can't Innovate
China’s Political Spectrum under Xi Jinping
August 11, 2014
China’s Political Spectrum under Xi Jinping
China’s president has been positioning himself with respect to competing political ideologies.
China’s Political Spectrum under Xi Jinping
Another Hu Jintao Ally Investigated for Graft
June 27, 2014
Another Hu Jintao Ally Investigated for Graft
China’s anti-graft agency announced that Wan Qingliang, party chief of Guangzhou, is being investigated for graft.
Another Hu Jintao Ally Investigated for Graft
China’s Former Leaders Tell Xi To Halt Anti-Corruption Campaign
April 04, 2014
China’s Former Leaders Tell Xi To Halt Anti-Corruption Campaign
Former Presidents Jiang Zemin and Hu Jintao are reportedly pushing for an end to Xi Jinping's anti-graft campaign.
China’s Former Leaders Tell Xi To Halt Anti-Corruption Campaign
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
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