civil service

Young Chinese Desperate to Be Civil Servants

A desperate civil service applicant in Nanjing, Mr. Wang, forged many CVs to make his own application stand out, stirring up yet another round of retrospection over China’s coveted civil service recruitment. From...

New York Times Wen Exposé Makes Waves

David Barboza’s investigation of the wealth built by Wen Jiabao’s extended family has dominated China news since its publication by The New York Times early on Friday. While the basic fact that wealth and power go...

How Mencius Undermines Tyrants

At The Useless Tree, Sam Crane describes a Mencian alternative to conventional authoritarian stability management. He takes as his starting point an op-ed in The New York Times, “How Tyrants Endure”, by the authors...

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