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China Leadership

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.

What Is the Pay Scale for China's Leadership?

Quora | Posted 01.15.2013 | World
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Faye Wang Well... a Chinese civil service job doesn't pay that well. For example, Hu Jin Tao...

The Color Red Means More Than You Think In China

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 11.16.2012 | World

-- The color red has long had special significance in China, symbolizing health, wealth and good wishes. Newlyweds and children are presented with g...

China Cracks Down On Activists Ahead Of Power Transition

AP | GILLIAN WONG | Posted 01.06.2013 | World

BEIJING — During her 30-hour train journey to Beijing, Wang Xiulan ducked into bathrooms whenever the conductors checked IDs. Later, as she lay ...

Hold Your Breath

Victoria Lai | Posted 11.04.2012 | World
Victoria Lai

The top decision-making body in the Chinese Communist Party, the politburo standing committee, is set to see an infusion of new blood. The process is shrouded in mystery, a frustrating state of affairs for investors and other observers because the direction of change in China will be underpinned by the result.

Toward a New Equilibrium -- China Before the 18th Party Congress

Eric X. Li | Posted 06.07.2012 | World
Eric X. Li

Speculations continue to swirl around apparently the highest-level purge in China's political leadership in years. The intensity seems to be rippling ...