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China Rattled by Sun King Attack

The Times comments on the series of essays Bao Tong wrote for RFA marking 30 years of reform in China: The essays contain devastating language. They will agitate China’s leaders because of Bao’s status as a veteran comrade...

‘Two Faces’ of Deng Xiaoping

In the third part of a series on 30 years of reform, Bao Tong writes about Deng Xiaoping. From RFA: In October 1984, a group of university students spontaneously unfurled a banner that read “Hello Xiaoping” and...

Bao Tong: Why China Had to Reform

From RFA: Reforms, along with the Third Plenum of the 11th Chinese Communist Party Congress Central Committee [in December 1978], seem to be a hot topic at the moment. I too have some thoughts and memories to write down, some...

Hu Hiccup Gives Vent To China Power Speculation

From the Reuters blogs, by Benjamin Kang Lim and Simon Rabinovitch: When Chinese President Hu Jintao spoke to the nation this week, an unusual six-second pause may have said more about elite politics in this secretive state than...

After 30 Years, Economic Perils on China’s Path

More reflections on 30 years of economic reforms in China. From the New York Times: Politically, Chinese reformers had hoped the symbolic weight of the anniversary and the nation’s post-Olympic glow might propel some measure of...

James V. Feinerman: In China, Justice in Reverse

In the Washington Post, James Feinerman writes about the progress, or lack thereof, in the development of rule of law in China over the past thirty years of reform: For several years now, however, there has been considerable...

30 Years of Reform: What Now? (Updated)

The Washington Post reports on the recent taxi strikes and other signs of increasing dissatisfaction among China’s rising middle class as the economy falters: From the far western industrial county of Yongdeng to the...

The Second Long March: 30 Years of Reform

With this month marking the 30th anniversary of the launch of China’s economic reform policies, the Economist reflects on the prospects for political reforms as the PRC enters its 60th year: Next year the country will mark...

China’s Long March from Mao to Modernity

This month marks thirty years since the launch of China’s reform and opening policy. For Reuters, Jonathan Sharp remembers reporting from China just before the reforms, at the tail end of the Cultural Revolution: The worst...

The 15 Most Influential Foreigners to China

China has released a list of the fifteen most influential foreigners in the last three decades, according to a state-run report.  The International Talent Monthly, a periodical owned by the State Administration of Foreign...

Party Time for China

Asia Times Online published a story that discusses an article in China Business Journal last week which said that after 30 years of economic reforms, China may start discussing new “land reforms.” While major policy...

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