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18th Party Congress to Begin November 8th

Xinhua reports that the long awaited 18th National Congress of the CCP is to start on November 8th, marking the beginning of China’s once-a-decade leadership transition. The Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee...

China to Crack Down on Corruption, Again

Party Discipline chief He Guoqiang has announced a new five-year plan to rein in corruption, to be implemented after the looming 18th CPC National Congress. From Bloomberg: “The work of constructing a system of punishing and...

Political Cycle will Drive the Chinese Economy This Year – Richard McGregor

From Financial Times: Economists struggling for a fix on the trajectory of China’s economy this year have focused on traditional drivers of growth, such as exports, investment and even consumer spending. But most have ignored what may be the key propellant pushing output higher – top-level politics, in the form of the impending Communist party […]



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