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Gao Wenqian

What is happening at the highest level of Chinese politics as the Party prepares for the most important leadership transition in a decade? HRIC senior policy advisor Gao Wenqian sheds some light on this usually opaque blackbox.
Editor’s note : Gao Wenqian is the author of Zhou Enlai: The Last Perfect Revolutionary . The original Chinese version, 《晚年周恩来》 , was published in 2003, and is banned in China. In October 2013, Li Jie ( 李捷 ), Vice Director of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, the chief official policy think...
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18th Party Congress Watch (12) Gao Wenqian, HRIC Senior Policy Advisor After more than six months of deliberation and bargaining, top officials in the Communist Party of China have finally reached a decision on how to deal with the Bo Xilai problem: charge him with abuse of power and taking...
18th Party Congress Watch (11) Gao Wenqian, HRIC Senior Policy Advisor In this new segment of the HRIC’s “18th Party Congress Watch” commentary series, Gao Wenqian provides his view on the meaning of Wang Lijun’s 15-year sentence and its implication for how the Party will deal with Bo Xilai’s case...
18th Party Congress Watch (8) Gao Wenqian, HRIC Senior Policy Advisor This is the year of the dragon, traditionally viewed as an unlucky year, often a year of famines. This is certainly the case for the Communist Party. Wang Lijun taking refuge in the U.S. Consulate in Chengdu tossed the Beijing...
18th Party Congress Watch (9) Gao Wenqian, HRIC Senior Policy Advisor This has been an eventful year for China—great shows one after another. The Bo Xilai affair has yet to wind down when blind rights activist Chen Guangcheng managed to escape right under the authorities’ watch. Chen even used a...
18th Party Congress Watch (7) Gao Wenqian, HRIC Senior Policy Advisor After nearly a month of silence, the Hu Jintao-Wen Jiabao administration finally made its move: it announced that Bo Xilai was suspected of “serious disciplinary violations,” was suspended from the Politburo and Central Committee...
18th Party Congress Watch (6) Gao Wenqian, HRIC Senior Policy Advisor The annual Two Sessions of the National People’s Congress and Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference had only just ended when the removal of Bo Xilai from his post as Chongqing Municipal Party Secretary was announced...
18th Party Congress Watch (5) Gao Wenqian, HRIC Senior Policy Advisor The Two Congresses—National People’s Congress and Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference—have long lost any real political function, having been reduced to being rubber stamps for the authorities. What is more, in...

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