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China and COVID-19: A Central-Local ‘Chess Game’
June 20, 2020

China and COVID-19: A Central-Local ‘Chess Game’

By Philipp Renninger
Attributing pandemic containment to “Beijing” is both wrong and right – and thus sheds light on China’s central-local governance.

Wuhan Coronavirus and the Tacitus Trap
January 31, 2020

Wuhan Coronavirus and the Tacitus Trap

By Fu Yu
The outbreak revealed long-standing deficiencies inside China’s local administrations, which may pose a threat to the credibility of local governments across the PRC.
China’s Market Reforms: Land and Debt
August 08, 2017

China’s Market Reforms: Land and Debt

By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Spencer Cohen.

5 Factors Holding Back China’s Economic Reform
May 12, 2017

5 Factors Holding Back China’s Economic Reform

By Spencer Sheehan
Local level factors are weighing on China’s reform momentum.

'Land Kings': China's Frenzied Property Deals
July 16, 2016

'Land Kings': China's Frenzied Property Deals

By Xue Gong
China continues to struggle to wean its state-owned enterprises off their reliance on real estate.

China's Move to Centralize Environmental Oversight
November 25, 2015

China's Move to Centralize Environmental Oversight

By Ma Tianjie
Beijing is rethinking previous reforms that gave local officials final say over environmental protection.

4th Plenum: Rule of Law with Chinese Characteristics
October 20, 2014

4th Plenum: Rule of Law with Chinese Characteristics

By Zachary Keck
The CCP is focusing on the rule of law because it wants to reign in local officials.
China's Real Corruption Challenge: Swatting Thousands of 'Flies'
September 26, 2014

China's Real Corruption Challenge: Swatting Thousands of 'Flies'

By Shannon Tiezzi
Taking down powerful tigers is the easy part.

How Weibo Is Changing Local Governance in China
August 06, 2014

How Weibo Is Changing Local Governance in China

By Min Jiang & Jesper Schlæger
While most studies of Chinese social media focus on censorship, Weibo is helping to improve local governance in China.

Re-evaluating Local Officials Key to China's Reforms
December 10, 2013

Re-evaluating Local Officials Key to China's Reforms

By Shannon Tiezzi
China is changing the way it evaluates local officials, a sign that it's serious about implementing reforms.

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