reform debate

A Reformist Chinese Leader? Stop Fooling Yourself

Jeffrey Wasserstrom, who in February warned that Xi Jinping should not seen in binary, reformist-versus-conservative terms, argues at TIME World that other Chinese leaders have also disappointed those hoping for political...

Is Xi Jinping a Reformer or a Conservative?

The question of whether Xi Jinping will bring about substantive political reform in China has preoccupied China watchers since the new president assumed power in March. At South China Morning Post, Choi Chi-yuk looks at the...

Wen Jiabao Reveals Family's Persecution Under Mao

Premier Wen Jiabao spoke about the political attacks endured by his father and grandfather to students at his old high school in Tianjin, but his message may have been intended more for colleagues and rivals in government. The...

Pining For Huangfu Ping

In a long and intriguing essay in this past week’s Economic Observer (ÁªèʵéËßÇÂØüÊä•), former Party newspaper man Zhou Ruijin (Âë®ÁëûÈáë) reminisces about his role in reinvigorating Deng Xiaoping’s market reforms during the down years after June 4th. As deputy chief ed of the Liberation Daily (ËߣÊîæÊó•Êä•), Zhou was the author behind four breakthrough editorials that […]

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