China Leadership Monitor

The Politics of the Stock Market

Tuesday, July 30, 2002

Although economic policy is not the focus of current ideological debates, economic issues are still highly politicized in China, and economic policy questions will affect the leadership succession in numerous ways. For the past two years, China's stock markets have been the locus of contention among various factions of China's elite. This article looks at some of the issues the operation of China's stock markets has raised in Chinese leadership politics.