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12.23.2013

[Transcript] One Year Later, China’s New Leaders

J. Stapleton Roy, Susan Shirk, Evan Osnos, Orville Schell

Nearly a year to the day after seven new leaders ascended to their posts on the Standing Committee of China’s Politburo, the Asia Society held a public conversation with The New Yorker’s Evan Osnos; Dr. Susan Shirk of the University of...

Reports

07.24.2013

Throttling Dissent: China’’s New Leaders Refine Internet Control

Sara Segal-Williams

This special report is based on the 2013 China chapter of Freedom House’’s annual Freedom on the Net survey. As the home of one of the most systematically controlled and monitored online environments in the world, China will no doubt...

Viral Videos

03.05.2013

What Do You Know About China’s Politics?

Ouyang Bin, Zhang Xiaoran

The Liang Hui or “Two Sessions”—the National People’s Congress (NPC) and the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC)—are the most crowded, most covered, and probably most hilarious annual political events in China. Every...

Viewpoint

01.15.2013

Will Xi Jinping Differ from His Predecessors?

Andrew J. Nathan

As part of our continuing series on China’s recent leadership transition, Arthur Ross Fellow Ouyang Bin sat down with political scientist Andrew Nathan, who published his latest book, China’s Search for Security, in September.

The New Chinese Gang of Seven

Ian Johnson

In traditional Chinese religion, a fashi, or ritual master, will recite a set of phrases to turn an ordinary space into a sacred area where the gods can descend to receive prayers and rejuvenate the community. The ceremony can last days,...

Media

12.09.2012

New Leaders’ Common Touch Gives Netizens “Great Hope”

Tea Leaf Nation, David Wertime

Glad-handing with the locals. Kissing babies. Eating fast food. These are tried and true ways that American politicians seek to advertise their common touch; but when China’s new leaders employ these methods, it is greeted as a pleasant...

Caixin Media

12.07.2012

China’s Dream Team

Caixin

The country’s recent leadership transition was widely depicted as a triumph for conservative hardliners and a setback for the cause of reform—a characterization that has deepened the gloominess that pervades Western perceptions of China.In...

Media

11.27.2012

Spotted on Weibo: Chinese Leaders Share a Human Moment

Tea Leaf Nation

An active Beijing-based micro-blogger named Dongdong Wang recently tweeted this image on Sina Weibo, China’s Twitter: 

Media

11.19.2012

A Conservative Commentator Calls Out Chinese Liberals, and Liberals Shout Back

Tea Leaf Nation

Speech on the Chinese Internet, it seems, is beginning to thaw once more following the country’s leadership transition. After months of speculation, new Chinese leader Xi Jinping was announced on November 16 at the close of the 18th Party...

Viewpoint

11.15.2012

Age of China’s New Leaders May Have Been Key to Their Selection

Susan Shirk

Earlier this week, before the new Politburo Standing Committee (PBSC) and Politburo of the Chinese Communist Party were announced, I argued that the Party faces the difficult problem of how to allocate power in the absence of an open and...

Viewpoint

11.14.2012

The Future of Legal Reform

Carl Minzner

Carl Minzner, Professor of Law at Fordham University, talks here about the ways China’s legal reforms have ebbed and flowed, speeding up in the early 2000s, but then slowing down again after legal activists began to take the government at...

Viewpoint

11.14.2012

Change in Historical Context

Peter C. Perdue

China’s Communist Party has only ruled the country since 1949. But China has a long history of contentious transfers of power among its ruler. In these videos, Yale historian, Peter C. Perdue, an expert on China's last dynasty, the Qing,...

Viewpoint

11.14.2012

Are You Happier Than You Were Ten Years Ago?

J. Michael Evans

“Many Chinese feel that they have not participated in the economic benefits of an economy that has been growing very rapidly,” says Michael Evans, a vice chairman of the Goldman Sachs Group and head of growth markets for the Wall Street...

Viewpoint

11.13.2012

China’s Next Leaders: A Guide to What’s at Stake

Susan Shirk

Just a little more than a week after the American presidential election, China will choose its own leaders in its own highly secretive way entirely inside the Communist Party. What’s at stake for China—and for the rest of the world—is not...

Sinica Podcast

11.10.2012

Eighteenth Party Roundup

Kaiser Kuo, Jeremy Goldkorn, Gady Epstein

This week on Sinica, our hosts Kaiser Kuo and Jeremy Goldkorn are joined by Gady Epstein from the Economist and we turn our attention to the Eighteenth Party Congress, which officially started in Beijing earlier this week. As China’s...

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