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China’s ‘Common Prosperity’ Campaign is Going to Be Tough Going
September 18, 2021

China’s ‘Common Prosperity’ Campaign is Going to Be Tough Going

By Andrew Collier
Fixing inequality would require fundamental change in China’s tax structure and state system – reforms highly unlikely under the current political system.

China’s Communist ‘Common Prosperity’ Campaign
August 26, 2021

China’s Communist ‘Common Prosperity’ Campaign

By Sara Hsu
The “common prosperity” ideology is the realization of Chinese socialism imposed upon market-based, modern activity, which makes it especially hard for investors to interpret.
Gaokao in the Time of COVID-19
April 21, 2020

Gaokao in the Time of COVID-19

By Kate Kologrivaya and Emma Shleifer
Debate over the decision to postpone China’s college entrance exam crystallizes deeper problems with educational inequality.

As Kim Jong Un Crossed China, Did He Like What He Saw?
March 08, 2019

As Kim Jong Un Crossed China, Did He Like What He Saw?

By Bonnie Girard
Kim’s train ride through China would have sent mixed signals about the country’s development model.

China’s Reform and Opening: 40 Years and Counting
June 01, 2018

China’s Reform and Opening: 40 Years and Counting

By Seung-Youn Oh
How far is the Chinese government willing to go in letting go of economic control?

Why China Keeps Falling for Pyramid Schemes
March 05, 2018

Why China Keeps Falling for Pyramid Schemes

By Eugene K. Chow
Pyramid schemes are big business in China – much to the government's chagrin.

Is This the Year China Gets Serious About Ending Rural Poverty?
February 13, 2018

Is This the Year China Gets Serious About Ending Rural Poverty?

By Shannon Tiezzi
China has long spoken of a 'war on poverty,' but recent signs suggest it might be even more of a focus in 2018.
'Dream Town': China's Charming Villages
December 20, 2017

'Dream Town': China's Charming Villages

By Eugene K. Chow
The Chinese government is hoping branded, themed villages can revitalize the countryside.

Is China's Era of Cheap Labor Really Over?
December 13, 2017

Is China's Era of Cheap Labor Really Over?

By Dmitriy Plekhanov
Chinese workers' wages may be rising, but official statistics don't tell the whole story.

Xi Jinping Thought Vs. Deng Xiaoping Theory
October 25, 2017

Xi Jinping Thought Vs. Deng Xiaoping Theory

By Son Daekwon
Xi’s “new era” will see some of Deng’s famous maxims altered, if not discarded altogether.

12 Regions of China: The Inertia of Unity
August 01, 2017

12 Regions of China: The Inertia of Unity

By John Lee
Despite regional variations, politically speaking China is remarkably homogeneous.
12 Regions of China: Why the Center Still Reigns Supreme
July 31, 2017

12 Regions of China: Why the Center Still Reigns Supreme

By John Lee
While China can be conceptualized as 12 distinct regions, that doesn't mean the country is going to split apart.

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