China’s princeling leaders, now multiple in the leadership, sometimes have a tendency to performance politics.
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.
The high-profile case of a lawyer who was framed is being reexamined now that the political winds in China have shifted.
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
Liu Yunshan, a new member of the Standing Committee, is a master of propaganda and media control.
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 [...]
Zhang Gaoli, a new member of the Standing Committee, has a background in the oil industry and knows how to switch political allegiances.
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 [...]