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In China, The Communist Party Rubber Hits The Capitalist Road

Nathan Gardels | Posted 08.07.2015 | World
Nathan Gardels

Decades into reform, this is finally where the Communist Party rubber hits the capitalist road and a restless public connected by social networks. The nemesis undoing its capacity to stem volatility and maintain stability through traditional hierarchical control is the democratization of information.

How Chinese Reform Is Confounding Critics

Rebecca Liao | Posted 06.06.2015 | World
Rebecca Liao

HONG KONG -- In China, the fundamental political relationship is not between the individual and the state, but between the local governments and Beijing.

Xi Jinping Battles for a 'Chinese Communist Party 2.0'

Toshiya Tsugami | Posted 11.05.2014 | World
Toshiya Tsugami

When Xi assumed office, people once hoped he would usher in democracy, but what actually happened was much stronger suppression of speech and greater thought control. He seems, so to speak, like a captain of a ship in distress who is hardening his resolve to deny his passengers the liberty to act on their own. In the end it is only the Chinese people who can decide which way China will go. But it is certain that the conclusion of this battle of Xi's will have an enormous effect on those of us outside China.

Helmut Schmidt: 'I Would Not Sell Democracy To The Chinese' -- Part I | Wang Hui | Posted 12.05.2014 | World

Recently, the Chinese scholar Wang Hui sat down for a conversation with Helmut Schmidt, Germany’s elder statesman, in Hamburg. Until 2007, Wa...

China's Next President Rides High Hopes Ahead Of Presidency

AP | GILLIAN WONG | Posted 05.03.2013 | World

LUOTUOWAN VILLAGE, China — China's fawning state media, jaded social media commentators and even poor corn and cabbage farmers agree: New Commun...

On Paper, China Looks Very Good

David Macaray | Posted 04.08.2013 | Business
David Macaray

Without much fanfare, in 2009 China overtook the U.S. as the world's leading papermaker. They did it in much the same way they became the world's premiere manufacturing beast: innovative engineering, a smart game plan, cheap labor, and massive government subsidies.

China's Communist Leaders Prepare For Power Transfer

AP | Posted 11.01.2012 | World

BEIJING -- China's ruling communist elite began a closed-door meeting Thursday to finalize preparations for a painstakingly choreographed but still fr...

China's VP Re-emerges From Mysterious Absence

AP | CHRISTOPHER BODEEN | Posted 09.19.2012 | World

BEIJING -- China's future leader appeared energetic Wednesday in a meeting with the U.S. defense secretary, his first appearance with a foreign dignit...

Can A Communist Cultural Campaign Boost China's Popularity?

AP | CHRISTOPHER BODEEN | Posted 12.18.2011 | World

BEIJING — The ruling Communist Party has approved a program to make ideology more popular at home and boost China's image abroad at a time when ...

China: Western-Style Democracy Not For Us

AP | CHRISTOPHER BODEEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIJING — The head of China's rubber-stamp parliament cited Western democracy no less than nine times in a speech Monday _ to illustrate what th...