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10.01.2014

Avoiding the Blind Alley: China’s Economic Overhaul and Its Global Implications

Daniel H. Rosen

President Xi Jinping announced a sweeping overhaul for China’s economy in November 2013, with pledges to make market forces decisive, treat homegrown and foreign investors with the same laws and regulations, and change the mission...

China Strikes Back!

Orville Schell

When Deng Xiaoping arrived at Andrews Air Force Base outside Washington in January 1979, his country was just emerging from a long revolutionary deep freeze. No one knew much about this 5-foot-tall Chinese leader. He had suddenly...

Caixin Media

07.31.2014

Ex-Politburo Members Accused of ‘Serious Discipline Violations’ Always Face Courts

Caixin

After much speculation, the axe has finally fallen on Zhou Yongkang, the former public security chief and member of the Politburo Standing Committee, indicating the Communist Party’s campaign against corruption will grant no exceptions to...

Conversation

07.31.2014

Zhou Yongkang’s Downfall

Sebastian Veg, Roderick MacFarquhar, Taisu Zhang, Richard McGregor, Zha Daojiong, Andrew Wedeman

On July 29, the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection of the Chinese Communisty Party announced it was investigating ex-security czar Zhou Yongkang “on suspicion of grave violations of discipline.” Zhou, who retired from the...

Books

07.23.2014

The New Emperors

Laura Chang

How does one become the leader of the world’s newest superpower? And who holds the real power in the Chinese system? China has become the powerhouse of the world economy and home to one in five of the world’s population, yet we know almost...

Caixin Media

04.08.2014

Crimea Rattles the Chinese Dream

Caixin

At the Sochi Winter Olympics, President Xi Jinping professed his affection for Russian letters. Pushkin, Lermontov, Gogol, and other literary giants made up the reading list of his youth, and his generation was raised on a diet of Russian...

Media

04.02.2014

A Merkel, a Map, a Message to China?

Tea Leaf Nation, Rachel Lu

On March 28, German Chancellor Angela Merkel hosted visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping at a dinner where they exchanged gifts. Merkel presented to Xi a 1735 map of China made by prolific French cartographer Jean-Baptiste Bourguignon d’...

Caixin Media

02.18.2014

Lee Hsien Loong on What Singapore Can—and Can’t—Teach China

Caixin

As one of the Four Asian Tigers, Singapore is known for its strong economy and orderly society. The city-state, with its population of 5.3 million people, is listed by the World Bank as fourth in the world in terms of per capita income. As...

Media

02.13.2014

Did President Xi’s Dumpling Outing Create a Pilgrimage Site?

Tea Leaf Nation

Beijing, China—It’s well after lunch and Liu Fengju still hasn’t gotten her food. The sixty-seven-year-old wife of a retired railway worker came to Beijing to spend Spring Festival, the annual seven-day Chinese New Year celebration, with...

Conversation

01.27.2014

China’s Offshore Leaks: So What?

Paul Gillis, Robert Kapp

Two recent stories by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists detailed China’s elite funneling money out of China to tax havens in the Caribbean. We asked contributors to weigh the impact of the revelations.—The ...

Conversation

01.21.2014

Time to Escalate? Should the U.S. Make China Uncomfortable?

The Editors, Edward Friedman, Geoff Dyer, John Delury, Taisu Zhang, Elbridge Colby, Ely Ratner

How should the United States respond to China’s new level of assertiveness in the Asia Pacific? In the past few months as Beijing has stepped up territorial claims around China’s maritime borders—and in the skies above them—the Obama...

Viewpoint

01.14.2014

Xi, Mao, and China’s Search for a Usable Past

Paul Gewirtz

Since its founding, the United States has had understandable pride in its great achievements, but also has had to reckon with its complex moral history—beginning but hardly ending with the fact that our original Constitution accepted the...

Caixin Media

01.13.2014

Leading the Battle for Reform

Caixin

The turn of the year brought news that President Xi Jinping will take the helm of the new leading group for overall reform. This group is a key part of China’s reform drive. As soon as its formation was announced at the Third Plenum of the...

01.06.2014

Will Xi Jinping Bring a Positive New Day to China?

Paul Mooney, Andrew J. Nathan, Orville Schell, Edward Friedman, Robert Kapp, The Editors

Chinese President Xi Jinping, just over a year in office, recently made a rare appearance in public in a Beijing restaurant, buying a cheap lunch and paying for it himself. Shortly thereafter, President Xi delivered a brief televised New...

Other

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...

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