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18th CCP Congress

The Personalities of China’s ‘Princelings’

December 2, 2012, 5:52 pm

China’s princeling leaders, now multiple in the leadership, sometimes have a tendency to performance politics.

Signs of Anti-Corruption Effort in China, But Destination Unclear

November 28, 2012, 8:26 pm

There are tentative signals coming from China that with the ascendancy of the Chinese Communist Party’s new Party leader Xi Jinping, a new anti-corruption purge is underway.

Tortured Chinese Gang Boss Recants Testimony Against Lawyer

November 26, 2012, 3:13 pm

The high-profile case of a lawyer who was framed is being reexamined now that the political winds in China have shifted.

Chinese Regime Power Shift Seen in Apparatus of Repression

November 18, 2012, 8:48 pm

The matter of who controls the PLAC is a crucial one for the CCP. The Party spends $110 billion on domestic security, more than the amount spent on national defense.

Chinese Communist Party Congress Produces Futile Deal

November 18, 2012, 7:32 pm

Outgoing Party leader Hu Jintao was at the height of his power and appeared to be ready to prevail over his longtime antagonist Jiang Zemin. But rather than take down [...]

Why the Chinese Communist Party Defies Democracy

November 15, 2012, 7:20 pm

The Chinese Communist Party has built a system that combines the control of totalitarianism along with the opportunities for wealth provided by a market. The CCP’s officials [...]

A Look at the New Chinese Communist Party Leaders: Liu Yunshan

November 15, 2012, 4:54 pm

Liu Yunshan, a new member of the Standing Committee, is a master of propaganda and media control.

New Leadership in Beijing Spells End of Reform

November 15, 2012, 4:16 pm

The new lineup of the Chinese Communist Party’s Politburo Standing Committee signals an end to the hope of saving the Party through reform. It also puts outgoing Party [...]

A Look at the New Chinese Communist Party Leaders: Zhang Gaoli

November 15, 2012, 3:59 pm

Zhang Gaoli, a new member of the Standing Committee, has a background in the oil industry and knows how to switch political allegiances.

A Look at the New Chinese Communist Party Leaders: Wang Qishan

November 15, 2012, 3:25 pm

Wang Qishan, a new member of the Standing Committee, is known as an economic reformer, but he may not get the chance to do much of that, given that he’s been made head of [...]


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