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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...
18th Party Congress Watch (4) Gao Wenqian, HRIC Senior Policy Advisor Right before Xi Jinping’s visit to the United States, the Chinese government’s own backyard was ablaze with this startling event: Wang Lijun (王立军), the recently-sacked chief of the Public Security Bureau in Chongqing, and “crime-...
18th Party Congress Watch (3) Gao Wenqian, HRIC Senior Policy Advisor Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping’s upcoming U.S. visit is no ordinary exchange visit between the leaders of two countries, but a new round in the contest between two great powers. Xi’s visit will also coincide with the 40th...
18th Party Congress Watch (2) Gao Wenqian, HRIC Senior Policy Advisor A Chinese new year is just beginning, and the undercurrents in Chinese politics are already surging up. The countdown to the 18th Party Congress has started, and various factions within the Party are now in hand-to-hand combat,...
18th Party Congress Watch (1) Gao Wenqian, HRIC Senior Policy Advisor In an article published in early January 2012 in the Communist Party policy magazine Qiushi (求是), Chinese President Hu Jintao cautioned against Western culture infiltrating and subverting China. In fact, the warning is one of the...

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