Hu Deping

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...

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...

Sensitive Words: The Bo Xilai Expulsion

Since Bo Xilai’s expulsion from the Communist Party and announcement that he would face criminal charges, a number of Sina Weibo terms related to Bo which were previously blocked from search results are now live once again....

Wukan and the Rule of Law

The Jamestown Foundation’s Willy Lam reflects on the conciliatory approach taken by CCP officials in Guangdong to bring an end to the Wukan protests last month, warning that the fate of future mass incidents rests on the...

Hu Deping on Wukan and Land Rights

Hu Deping, son of former Communist Party General Secretary Hu Yaobang, contributed this commentary to a forum discussing the December 22 People’s Daily editorial “What Does ‘Wukan’s Turn’ Mean for Us?” The discussion was...



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