Fiddling with Commas While the Economy Burns

This year’s “Two Sessions,” which concluded on March 11, were more Party-choreographed than ever, as evidenced by the elimination of the premier’s customary post-NPC press conference, the weakening of the State Council via a...

Money in Politics, at Top and Bottom

Evan Osnos examines the role of bribery in elections for some of China’s more potentially lucrative local positions, and its implications for the health of these democratic experiments. From The New Yorker: For Yang...

KMT regains majority in Taiwan legislature – Xinhua

From Xinhua News Agency via sina.com (in Chinese), translated by CDT (link): Today, Taiwan’s Democratic Progressive Party legislator Lin Weizhou renounced his membership with his party, and said that he would not join any other party either. This gave the opposition Nationalist Party, or Kuomintang, the majority in the legislature. They both had 88 seats, […]



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