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China Reform

Why Are China's Leftists Embracing Confucius?

Taisu Zhang | Posted 06.27.2015 | World
Taisu Zhang

Since the 1990s, leftists have become considerably more tolerant, even accepting, of "cultural conservatism" than they were for virtually the entire 20th century. The need to accumulate additional ideological resources to combat a perceived "Western liberal" other is a powerful one.

China Needs a Strong Leader Like Xi -- but the Rule of Law Like Singapore

Zheng Yongnian | Posted 06.13.2015 | World
Zheng Yongnian

SINGAPORE -- This is a rare window of opportunity for China. If Xi had not launched the anti-corruption campaign now, it would have been impossible to do so in 10 years time. By then the vested interest groups would have become too powerful. If the economic oligarchy becomes a political one, China will become the Russia of yesterday.

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.

What Political Reform Looks Like in China

Keping Yu | Posted 12.31.2014 | World
Keping Yu

If you look at Chinese politics over the last 30 plus years solely from the perspective of multi-party competition, general elections and the separation of the powers, you could well conclude that nothing has changed. However, from a governance perspective, you will discover that Chinese political life has undergone tremendous changes during that time. There is a clear direction here: from unity to diversity, from centralization to decentralization of power, from the rule of man to the rule of law, from being closed to being open, and from regulatory government to service-oriented government.

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.

The Five Reasons Why China Works

Zhang Weiwei | Posted 12.01.2014 | World
Zhang Weiwei

China is still faced with many daunting challenges ranging from corruption to regional income gaps and environmental degradation. But China is indeed better than at anytime in its modern history. The country is now the world's largest laboratory for economic, social and political experimentation. There is every reason to believe that China, which has a continuously adaptive political system, will reach its objective of becoming the world's largest economy in a decade's time -- with all the implications for China itself and for the rest of the world at large.

Peter S. Goodman

China's President Charts Path For 'Comprehensive Reform' | Peter S. Goodman | Posted 11.07.2013 | World

BEIJING -- China has a situation. For three decades, the ruling Communist Party has pressed an effective formula in engineering an extraordinary e...

Chen: China Has Good Laws -- But They Should Apply to the Communist Party

Nathan Gardels | Posted 05.04.2013 | World
Nathan Gardels

Chen Guangcheng is the blind civil rights advocate from rural China who escaped house arrest in April 2012 and fled to the U.S. Embassy in Beijing. Then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton negotiated his temporary stay in the U.S. to study law at NYU. I interviewed him recently.

China's New Leaders: Dimmed Hopes for Reform

Victoria Lai | Posted 01.26.2013 | World
Victoria Lai

The conservative character of China's top decision-making body, the Politburo Standing Committee, puts the likelihood of much-needed reforms being launched in serious doubt.

World Bank To Recommend Chinese Financial Reforms

Reuters | Posted 03.09.2012 | Business

By Mark Felsenthal CHICAGO, Jan 7 (Reuters) - The World Bank will recommend reforms to China's domestic financial system as part of b...

China: 30 Year Anniversary Of Deng Xiaoping's Reform

BBC NEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

For those who value fine dining, the Yuebin Restaurant, tucked away in a Beijing back alley, might not be their first choice. With its whitewashed ...