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Why China’s New Leadership Is A Lot Less Conservative Than Everyone Thinks

[credit provider=”Vincent Yu/AP Images” url=”http://www.apimages.com/OneUp.aspx?st=det&ids=China%20Congress&showact=details&sort=date&prds=10135&intv=3d&sh=10&kwstyle=and&adte=1352960234&pagez=60&cfasstyle=AND&rids=12eed573382e44daa47dfc912ebe6052&dbm=PThirtyDay&page=1&xslt=1&mediatype=Photo”] NEW HAVEN – China’s recent leadership transition was widely depicted as a triumph for conservative hard-liners and a setback for the cause of reform – a characterization that has deepened the gloominess that pervades Western perceptions of China. In fact, nothing could be further from […]
Why China’s New Leadership Is A Lot Less Conservative Than Everyone Thinks
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Reform In China Will Have To Wait

[credit provider=”AP”] Broad consensus amongst Western economists maintains that China’s era of low-cost, export-driven growth is over. If the nation is to continue to achieve a high level of growth, reforms need to be put in place to liberalize the economy and increase domestic consumption.However, the composition of China’s new […]
Reform In China Will Have To Wait
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Ending China’s One-Child Policy Is The New Government’s Priority

[credit provider=”AP Photo/Ng Han Guan” url=”http://www.apimages.com/OneUp.aspx?st=k&kw=china%20one%20child%20policy&showact=results&sort=relevance&intv=None&sh=10&kwstyle=and&adte=1353081076&pagez=60&cfasstyle=AND&rids=8ccf7c9b13e1da11af9f0014c2589dfb&dbm=PY2005&page=1&xslt=1&mediatype=Photo”] China has wrapped up the 18th Congress and media everywhere has been shouting out that an extremely conservative batch of leaders have taken the helm and that big political and economic reforms are not likely anytime soon.But Bank of America’s Ting Lu, writes that […]
Ending China’s One-Child Policy Is The New Government’s Priority
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CHINA’S TECTONIC POWER SHIFT – The Complete Guide

Anyone Expecting Big China Reforms Will Be Disappointed Meet China’s New Leader: Xi Jinping Hu Jintao: Corruption Could Kill Chinese Communism China’s All-Powerful Politburo Standing Committee How China’s Mysterious Leadership Transition Works Chinese Leaders Read This Book During The Transition This Man May Soon Control China’s Economy Cracking Down On […]
CHINA’S TECTONIC POWER SHIFT – The Complete Guide
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Anyone Expecting Big China Reforms Is Now In For A Massive Disappointment

[credit provider=”AP Photo/Alexander F. Yuan” url=”http://www.apimages.com/OneUp.aspx?st=det&ids=China%20Politics&showact=details&sort=date&prds=10135&intv=3d&sh=10&kwstyle=and&adte=1352343415&pagez=60&cfasstyle=AND&rids=8f01c71b223b4e6285dfb9354900544a&dbm=PThirtyDay&page=1&xslt=1&mediatype=Photo”] China has wrapped up its 18th Congress and it is now clear who will be leading the world’s second largest economy.Xi Jinping was named the Head of China’s Communist Party (CPC) and chairman of the country’s Central Military Commission. In the new year, he […]
Anyone Expecting Big China Reforms Is Now In For A Massive Disappointment
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How A $1 Million Ferrari Crash Ruined One Chinese Politician’s Grand Ambitions

[credit provider=”NTDTV” url=”http://ap.ntdtv.com/b5/20120223/video/89162.html”] A year ago, Ling Jihua was one of the most important people in Beijing. He was President Hu Jintao’s chief of staff, and widely expected to be one of the 7 members of China’s Politburo Standing Committee — the highest echelons of power in the country.Flash forward […]
How A $1 Million Ferrari Crash Ruined One Chinese Politician’s Grand Ambitions
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Meet The New Politburo Standing Committee—China’s 7 Most Powerful Men

[credit provider=”Vincent Yu/AP Images” url=”http://www.apimages.com/OneUp.aspx?st=det&ids=China%20Congress&showact=details&sort=date&prds=10135&intv=3d&sh=10&kwstyle=and&adte=1352960234&pagez=60&cfasstyle=AND&rids=12eed573382e44daa47dfc912ebe6052&dbm=PThirtyDay&page=1&xslt=1&mediatype=Photo”] China officially wrapped up its 18th Congress yesterday.We already had the names of the 205 members of the 18th central committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC), and the 171 alternate members.
Meet The New Politburo Standing Committee—China’s 7 Most Powerful Men
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Hu Jintao’s Retirement May Be Look Much Different From Past Chinese Leaders

[credit provider=”ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images” url=”http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/choir-sings-red-songs-on-stage-to-mark-the-90th-anniversary-news-photo/117831631″] One important factor of recent Chinese politics has been that even when the Chinese leadership retire, they still exert a phenomenal amount of power.For example, look at former President Jiang Zemin. Despite the fact he has not been formally in charge since 2003 (and the fact […]
Hu Jintao’s Retirement May Be Look Much Different From Past Chinese Leaders
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Chinese Leaders Are Being Told To Read One Key Book During Their Crucial Leadership Transition

[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Alexis_de_tocqueville.jpg”] What’s on the reading list for Chinese politicos, currently in the middle of a vital once-in-a-decade power change?According to the FT’s Jamil Anderlini, China’s next premier Li Keqiang has been telling everyone to read Alexis de Tocqueville’s The Old Regime and the French Revolution.
Chinese Leaders Are Being Told To Read One Key Book During Their Crucial Leadership Transition
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Here’s How We Know Beijing Is Terrified About Social Unrest

[credit provider=”AP Images” url=”http://www.apimages.com/OneUp.aspx?st=k&kw=wukan%20protest&showact=results&sort=relevance&intv=None&sh=10&kwstyle=and&adte=1350658901&pagez=60&cfasstyle=AND&rids=035481a739c7476ab4f595251b340c44&dbm=PY2011&page=1&xslt=1&mediatype=Photo”] It’s been 91 years since China’s Communist Party was first founded but, the party is growing increasingly antsy about its survival.The Bo Xilai scandal has drawn attention to rampant corruption within the party. The public has grown increasingly outraged by the wealth gap, land grabs, incidents […]
Here’s How We Know Beijing Is Terrified About Social Unrest
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HU JINTAO: Corruption Could Be ‘Fatal’ For The Communist Party But China Will Never Copy Western Political Systems

[credit provider=”AP Photo/Alexander F. Yuan” url=”http://www.apimages.com/OneUp.aspx?st=det&ids=China%20Politics&showact=details&sort=date&prds=10135&intv=3d&sh=10&kwstyle=and&adte=1352343415&pagez=60&cfasstyle=AND&rids=8f01c71b223b4e6285dfb9354900544a&dbm=PThirtyDay&page=1&xslt=1&mediatype=Photo”] Hu Jintao kicked off the 18th Communist Party of China (CPC) National Congress at the Great Hall of The People in Beijing.With anger mounting over corruption in China, the current president spent a significant amount of time addressing the issue, and said the party […]
HU JINTAO: Corruption Could Be ‘Fatal’ For The Communist Party But China Will Never Copy Western Political Systems
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Here’s What We Know About The Man Everyone Thinks Will Soon Control China’s Economy

[credit provider=”WPA Pool/Getty Images” url=”http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/chinese-vice-premier-li-keqiang-delivers-a-speech-during-news-photo/107989651″] Back in 2010, WikiLeaks (then still working with the Guardian), published a 2007 U.S. diplomatic cable featuring an unknown diplomat’s assessment of a rising star in the Chinese Communist Party, Li Keqiang.Li made a good impression on the US Ambassador, the cable said,  being “engaging […]
Here’s What We Know About The Man Everyone Thinks Will Soon Control China’s Economy
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REPORT: China Considering Small Measure Of Democracy

[credit provider=”AP”] China’s current leader, Hu Jintao, and his heir apparent, Xi Jinping, are pushing the ruling communist party to adopt an internal election system for determining new leadership, according to reports in Reuters.If accurate, the plan would be the most extensive democratic reform to hit China adopted since the […]
REPORT: China Considering Small Measure Of Democracy
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Analyst: China Is Seeing A ‘Remarkable Deepening Of Mistrust Over US Intentions’

[credit provider=”Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images” url=”http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/president-barack-obama-and-chinese-president-hu-jintao-walk-news-photo/108147361″] The U.S. heads for its presidential election on November while China will witness its once in a decade handover of power on November 8. As the political faces of both countries change, relations between the two countries have grown increasingly strained.
Analyst: China Is Seeing A ‘Remarkable Deepening Of Mistrust Over US Intentions’