Former Politburo member Sun Zhengcai stood trial for bribery in Tianjin on Thursday, the biggest...
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The 6th Plenum of the 18th Party Central Committee concluded on Thursday. After four days of...
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by Samuel Wade | Jun 21, 2011
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by Samuel Wade | Mar 24, 2011
The Financial Times describes the opaque process by which national leaders in China are selected and approved, and how the necessary appeasement of special interests suppresses reform. Even now, outsiders cannot discount the...
by Sophie Beach | Dec 31, 2007
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