Minxin Pei

Scrubbing of Bo’s Legacy Continues as Trial Looms

The campaign to clean up in the aftermath of Bo Xilai’s spectacular fall from power has already seen the reexamination of hundreds of court cases and the removal of former police chief Wang Lijun’s calligraphy from...

The Key to Bringing Democracy to China

At Foreign Policy, MIT’s Yasheng Huang suggests that the best way to promote democracy in China would be to stress elite self-interest over moral values. Huang also challenges the argument that asking China to democratise...

Contrasting Forecasts for China

At Foreign Policy, Minxin Pei argues that China’s continued rise is not a foregone conclusion, and that the U.S. should ready itself for a Chinese decline. Americans, he suggests, have long tended to overestimate the...

Eric X. Li vs Minxin Pei on China and Democracy

The Aspen Institute has posted the full video of a debate from its Ideas Festival, which ran from June 27th and July 3rd. The discussion pitched venture capitalist Eric X. Li against professor of government Minxin Pei on the...

Signs of a New Tiananmen in China

For the Diplomat, Minxin Pei argues that the CCP Standing Committee should be very concerned about an “intellectual reawakening” which is increasingly resonating with the Chinese public and may be creating the...

Minxin Pei: China’s Greedy ‘Communists’

For the Diplomat, Minxin Pei looks at the causes and effects of China’s real estate bubble: But before looking at who will pay when the bubble eventually bursts, it’s worth figuring out first who benefits from China’s...

Minxin Pei: China’s Not a Superpower

The Diplomat has issued a special report called APAC 2020: A decade into ‘The Asian Century’ The Diplomat looks back over the past 10 years, and draws on leading commentators and analysts from around the world to...

Minxin Pei: Why China Won’t Rule the World

Minxin Pei, Tom and Margot Pritzker ’72 professor of government at Claremont McKenna College, doubts the experts who have called this the Chinese century. From Newsweek: Conventional wisdom can be devilishly hard to dispute. For...

China Syndrome – Ellen Bork

From Weekly Standard (link): A MAN WALKS INTO A BAR. At first, he finds nothing unusual about the noisy, convivial atmosphere, but then he realizes something is a little different. Numbers are being called out, one at a time, eliciting laughter from the patrons. “Seventeen,” says one man. Laughter. “Fifty-six,” another says, to great amusement. […]



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