China Loses Its Policy Mojo – John Garnaut

From The Sydney Morning Herald:

For 25 years the Chinese economy was mainly controlled by smart, tough, reform-minded leaders who deftly managed the contradictions of capitalism and dictatorship. And it took that long for these leaders to painfully establish their credibility.

How long would it take the current crop of leaders to squander this policy legacy? Some well-placed observers and officials are concerned they are about to find out.

Much of the frustration is directed at Wen Jiabao, the Premier who has either set unrealistic expectations or failed to make the tough policy decisions necessary to achieve them. [Full Text]

September 2, 2007 6:43 PM
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