Monday, October 20, 2014

Minxin Pei

Minxin Pei is Professor of Government at Claremont McKenna College and a non-resident senior fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States.

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Economics 3

Down with Dengism

China has held a series of high-profile ceremonies honoring the 110th anniversary of former leader Deng Xiaoping’s birth. But, though Deng deserves appreciation for having brought China back from the … read more

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Culture & Society 2

Hunting Tigers in China

The news that China has launched a formal investigation into one of the Chinese Communist Party’s most senior figures, Zhou Yongkang, has been met with widespread approval from the Chinese public and … read more

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World Affairs 7

Surviving Tiananmen

Protests in Beijing almost toppled the Chinese Communist Party in 1989. On the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre, two questions stand out: How has the CCP survived the last… read more

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Culture & Society 3

Fallen Tiger, Shaken Dragon

Chinese President Xi Jinping is poised to cage the biggest political “tiger” – a corrupt top official – in the history of the People’s Republic. But the imminent arrest of former internal security… read more

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World Affairs 4

China’s Plenum Test

Outside China, the prevalent view among business leaders is that President Xi Jinping’s new administration has consolidated its power and acquired enough authority to push through far-reaching… read more

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World Affairs 1

Wooing China’s Princelings

It is premature to conclude that JPMorgan Chase violated US law by employing children of senior Chinese officials. Nonetheless, the case highlights a broader and more troubling trend: the wooing of… read more

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Culture & Society 1

Why Bo Stole the Show

As show trials go, the drama featuring Bo Xilai, the once-swaggering, media-savvy former Communist Party chief of Chongqing, veered anomalously into improvisation. Bo might be heading to jail, but,… read more

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Economics 5

The Politics of a Slowing China

The recent financial turmoil in China, with interbank loan rates spiking to double digits within days, provides further confirmation that the world’s second-largest economy is headed for a hard… read more

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