political instability

Xi Jinping Cements Control After 20th Party Congress

There was little doubt about who would emerge ascendant from the 20th Party Congress. Nonetheless, the numerous profiles written on the man over the past week reinforce just how much power Xi Jinping has managed to accumulate as...

Xinhua: Improving Our Ability to React to Mass Incidents (2/2)

The following article is from Xinhuanet.com. Translated by E. Shih. This is Part II. Part I is here. 如何把握群体性事件的处理分寸 黄豁:前几年,地方政府对群体性事件普遍表现出“不适应症”,判断失误、处置失当的例子比比皆是。但从近期的群体性事件来看,地方政府处置水平比过去有所提高,无论是处置思路、处置方式都有一定变化,体现了一定的“学习能力”。 How...

Why China Will Remain Stable. No Problemo.

Dan Harris, of the China Law Blog, talks about why the global economic downturn won’t spell political instability in China: I think that so long as the Chinese people believe Beijing is doing what it can to ameliorate the...

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