Hu Jintao

With Appointment of PRC Vice Chair, a Setback to Jiang Zemin’s Faction

March 17, 2013, 2:38 pm

The new vice-chairman of the People’s Republic of China, Li Yuanchao, is often identified as supporting political reform, and his appointment represents a blow to the Jiang [...]

Party Leaders Pay For Military Loyalty in China

March 9, 2013, 4:00 pm

The military budget of the People’s Republic of China continues to shoot upward, in part reflecting the costs the CCP’s leaders must pay for control of the armed forces.

Top Official Fired in Jiangsu Province

March 5, 2013, 7:40 pm

Chinese official media recently announced that the secretary of the largest city in Jiangsu Province has been dismissed from all his posts.

High-Profile Gang Rape Charge Seen as Message From Leadership

March 3, 2013, 6:56 pm

The highly-publicized gang rape charge of a Chinese general’s son is seen as a political move to weaken a political faction before upcoming political meetings.

Breaking a Vase to Hit a Rat: Bo Xilai’s Trial

February 26, 2013, 10:24 am

The disgraced former Politburo member Bo Xilai is due to stand trial sometime soon, although his trial has been delayed for some time. The delay bespeaks of the problems that [...]

Anti-Corruption Sweep Targets Hundreds of Domestic Security Officials in China: Source

February 17, 2013, 2:06 pm

Hundreds of officials from China’s domestic security apparatus were arrested recently according to a source in Beijing.

Chinese Province Suspends Sentencing to Labor Camps

February 7, 2013, 7:19 pm

China’s Yunnan Province will no longer hand out sentences to forced labor camps, according to a state media report.

Reform of China’s Bloated State Sector Underway

January 30, 2013, 12:59 pm

Hu Jintao also mentioned government reform in his report during the 18th National Party Congress in November. It was expected back then that new government reforms would [...]

Xi’s Style: China’s New Schizophrenic Leadership

January 14, 2013, 3:15 pm

The new boss is now in charge in China, and with good reason people expect to see Xi Jinping’s leadership produce some changes. Xi talks big about dreams for China and [...]

Public Security Official Commits Suicide in Southern China

January 10, 2013, 4:49 pm

The deputy chief of the Guangzhou public security bureau killed himself on the evening of Jan. 8.

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Asia Week NY Spring 2013