Xi-ing Promise: Xi Jinping’s Southern Tour

January 16, 2013

What to expect from China's new leadership in 2013. It’s now been well over two months since the Communist Party in China handed power to a new generation of leaders led by Xi Jinping and Li Keqiang. Since then we’ve had copious analysis on what can be expected from a Xi-Li...

More Questions Than Answers: Assessing China’s Leadership Transition

November 20, 2012

We only have a vague idea of what Xi Jinping’s policies are going to be. Is China turning into a more capitalist system or will Beijing fail to address crucial reforms? Capping months of public speculation and behind-the-scenes political maneuvering, China's 18th Communist Party Congress...

China: New Leaders, Old Policy

November 17, 2012

The Communist Party of China just concluded the 18th Party congress. Given the ongoing socio-economic issues and an increasingly independent army, will the new leadership bring about a change in China’s foreign policy? On 8 November, 2,270 delegates of the Chinese Communist Party gathered in...

China After the 18th Party Congress: Closing the Coastal-Inland Gap

November 16, 2012

China’s leaders are facing an enormous coastal-inland income gap. Beijing will have to embrace serious reforms to unravel social tensions. On 28 September, China finally announced that the 18th Party Congress would be held on 8 November, two days after the US general elections. The 18th...