China model

Debating the China Model

In June, Tsinghua University professor Daniel Bell published “The China Model: Political...

Many Urge Next Leader of China to Liberalize

Despite his mastery of keeping low profile and toeing the party line, China’s president-in-waiting Xi Jinping has recently sent out possible signals of political reform, while a chorus of voices urges him on. The New York...

Hexie Farm (蟹农场): The China Models

For his latest installment of the Hexie Farm CDT series, cartoonist Crazy Crab plays on the term “China Model,” which refers to China’s unique political and economic system of authoritarian capitalism, by...

James McGregor: No Ancient Wisdom for China

For Yale Global, James McGregor writes about the dangers of China’s model of authoritarian capitalism both for China itself and for foreign corporations operating there. From the article introduction: Economic growth and...

Reform “Job Number One” for China’s Next Leaders

As China’s economic growth slows, president-in-waiting Xi Jinping faces urgent calls to boldly push through reforms. From Chris Buckley at Reuters: China heads into next month’s party congress – where Xi is set...

Time to Rethink the “China Model”?

On The East Asia Forum, Shaun Breslin challenges the concept of a distinct “China model” of development, suggesting that China’s growth experience is not new and different but rather another example of...

The China Model and the Authoritarian State

Suisheng Zhao writes at East Asia Forum about the apparent triumphs and potential pitfalls of the “China Model”: For all its glitter and shimmer, the China model has some clear faultlines that are responsible for...

China Can't Afford to Be Too Gloating

The Sydney Morning Herald’s political editor Peter Hartcher notes the Chinese response to America’s debt crisis, and warns that it may be in Beijing’s interests to rein in the glee. “There’s a real...

Qin Xiao: In China, a Rising Tide for Universal Values

An article in Caixin looks at the tensions between traditional and modern societies and universal values vs. the “China Model Theory,” and what these ideas mean for the future of China: Early this century,...

Tian Shewong (田舍翁): What Model is the Chinese Model?

Nanjing-based blogger Tian Shewong (田舍翁) writes, translated by CDT: Today Sohu carried an essay with the topic “Experts have stated the ‘Chinese Model’ is facing a life and death trial, and cannot boast of...

Review: China Modernizes – Nicholas Bequelin

For the Far Eastern Economic Review, Nicholas Bequelin, a researcher for Human Rights Watch, reviews China Modernizes: Threat to the West or Model for the Rest? by Randall Peerenboom: Is China proving that developing countries are better off under an authoritarian regime that focuses on developing the economy, rather than under a democratic regime that […]



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