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The Provinces

Xi Jinping’s Inner Circle—Part 3: Political Protégés from the Provinces

by Cheng Livia China Leadership Monitor
Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Throughout the reform area, top Chinese leaders have usually risen to their positions after gaining substantial experience as provincial-level leaders. 

Great Wall of China
Party Affairs

What They Did on Their Summer Vacation

by Alice L. Millervia China Leadership Monitor
Tuesday, October 21, 2014

As some members of the Xi Jinping leadership retreated to the seaside summer resort at Beidaihe, several events and trends converged in anticipation of a Central Committee plenum later this fall.  

Economic PolicyOther Media

It’s All in the Execution: Struggling with the Reform Agenda

by Barry Naughtonvia China Leadership Monitor
Tuesday, October 21, 2014

China’s authoritative leadership small groups have met and struggled to define priorities within China’s broad reform agenda.  

Beijing, China
Military Affairs

Lawyers, Guns and Money: The Coming Show Trial of General Xu Caihou

by James Mulvenonvia China Leadership Monitor
Tuesday, October 21, 2014

On 30 June 2014, the Chinese Communist Party expelled former Politburo member and Central Military Commission vice-chair Xu Caihou for corruption following a three-month investigation. 

China-Taiwan-United States

Cross-Strait Relations: Portrayals of Consistency: Calm on the Surface, Paddling Like Hell Underneath

by Alan D. Rombergvia China Leadership Monitor
Tuesday, October 21, 2014

While in reality adjusting to an evolving situation both on Taiwan and in cross-Strait relations over the past few months, all parties have sought to portray their approaches as consistent and undisturbed by “some situations” that could have thrown things off course.

Foreign Policy

Xi Jinping’s Trip to Latin America

by Michael D. Swainevia China Leadership Monitor
Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Xi Jinping’s 10-day trip to Latin America in July 2014 constitutes an important milestone in the development of China-Latin America relations, marking the first major visit to this increasingly important region for a top Chinese leader since the extensive trip taken by Hu Jintao in 2004.  

Other Media

Xi ‘Rule of Law’ Meeting Will Strengthen Communist Party

quoting Larry Diamondvia Bloomberg
Thursday, October 16, 2014

Communist Party leaders gathering for their plenary session in Beijing next week will focus on one theme: bolstering the rule of law, with distinctly Chinese characteristics.

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Dealing with China

by Francis Fukuyamavia Analysis
Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Francis Fukuyama argues that, while neither the Chinese economic nor political models are sustainable in the long run, “We need to assume that China will remain on its current growth trajectory” and “cannot assume a deus ex machina solution to our present problem.” The first step, he says, entails building a multilateral framework for dealing with China's territorial claims.

Featured Commentary

Letter to the Editor: Avoid Ethnocentrism on Hong Kong

by Allan H. Meltzervia Wall Street Journal
Monday, October 13, 2014

Bret Stephens’s “Hong Kong Pops the China Bubble” (Global View, Oct. 7) celebrating Hong Kong’s democracy movement badly misses the point. The question to ask about China is whether its current mix of authoritarianism and freedom is the best practicable way for it to progress toward the ideal of the good, civilized, rational, modern, free and democratic society.

Interviews

Paul Gregory on the John Batchelor Show (9:17)

interview with Paul R. Gregoryvia John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Research Fellow Paul Gregory discusses dictatorships on the John Batchelor Show.

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