Is Getting Rich Still Glorious? Xi Targets Wealth Inequality

A recent high-level Party meeting in Beijing has called for the more equitable distribution of wealth in Chinese society, possibly portending significant changes to the country’s economic and social systems. According to most...

China’s Leaders to Meet and Discuss Reform Prospects

The depth of President Xi Jinping’s commitment to reform has come under scrutiny since he took power in March. But in recent comments on an inspection tour of Hubei, he spoke about the need for far-reaching reforms in...

Xi’s Back

Xi Jinping made his first public appearance since the beginning of the month on Saturday morning, and Xinhua noted the occasion without acknowledging his two-week absence: BEIJING, Sept. 15 (Xinhua) — Vice President Xi...

Struggles, Not Unity, Ahead of Party Congress

A close family friend of missing Chinese vice president Xi Jinping told The Sydney Morning Herald’s John Garnaut that China’s president-in-waiting is fine, but Ian Johnson and Jonathan Ansfield of The New York Times...

The History of Seaside Secrecy at Beidaihe

The Globe and Mail’s Mark MacKinnon reported today that the heavily-securitized meetings in which China’s highest-level officials are suspected to have determined who will soon take the reins of CCP power have...

At Beidaihe, A Swim Test for China’s Leaders

Foreign Policy’s Isaac Stone Fish explores Chinese President Hu Jintao’s aversion to swimming, which leaders such as Mao Zedong and Deng Xiaoping once utilized to demonstrate their health and strength as rulers. As...

Meet China’s Next Leaders

As the CCP’s 18th National Congress grows ever nearer, China’s top brass are continuing their secretive seaside assembly at Beidaihe. AFP reports from the resort-town and longtime CCP rendezvous, used for closed-door...

Transition Talk Heats Up as Hu Arrives in Beidaihe

The Financial Times' Kathrin Hille checks in from Beidaihe, the seaside resort town where the Chinese Communist Party's elites have gathered to hash out the details of the country's upcoming leadership...

CCP Faces Challenges Ahead of Leadership Transition

With China’s top leadership gathering at the seaside resort of Beidaihe ahead of the 18th Party Congress, Christopher Johnson looks at the many complications behind the upcoming transition of power in the wake of the Bo...

Are Politburo Hopefuls Ready to Lead?

With the Bo Xilai scandal still hanging over China’s upcoming leadership transition, and with Beijing’s top leaders packing up their swimsuits for their summer retreat in Beidaihe, The Diplomat’s Minxin Pei...



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