Friday, August 29, 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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Chinese Soldiers Forbidden City
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 5

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 4

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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World Affairs 2

China’s Dream World

Press censorship, repression of dissent, and the absence of organized opposition allow autocratic rulers everywhere to promise whatever they want, with no political consequences for failing to… read more

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