November 11, 2013
In China, All Politics are Getting More Local
Xi Jinping and Li Keqiang’s core constituency consists of China’s roughly 3,200 local party leaders.
June 18, 2013
Local Chinese Officials Turn to “Black” PR Firms
Fearful of social media and Xi’s anti-graft campaign, some local officials are using firms to scrub their corruption from the web.
June 12, 2013
In China, All Climate Politics Are Local
The central government in Beijing appears serious about reducing pollution and greenhouse gases. Will local leaders listen?
March 14, 2013
Shangpu and Democratic Localism
Recent protests over land grabs in Guangdong Province highlight the challenges of governance in China.
March 05, 2013
The Curious Case of China's GDP Figures
Economists increasingly doubt the reliability of China’s economic data, and for good reason.
December 08, 2011
China's Christmas Spending Binge
Government agencies in China still have hundreds of billions to spend this year. How will they do it?