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BEIJING -- Western thinkers should support China's effort to continue to build up a political meritocracy with democratic characteristics. What is the alternative?
Nearly 20 years after China resumed sovereignty over the former British colony of Hong Kong, the Chinese Communist Party
To a great extent, our efforts toward China will be about managing problems, not solving them. In this most important bilateral relationship in the world, we should deal with China from a position of economic and military strength.
The romantic gesture is part of a larger loyalty campaign to the country's Communist Party.
A highly significant essay, "A Thousand Yes-Men Cannot Equal One Honest Advisor," appeared recently on the website of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, which is in charge of Chinese President Xi Jinping's anti-corruption campaign. It was signed under the pen name Lei Si and was widely seen as pushback against a range of Xi's recent policies, though elliptically cloaked through recalling tales of emperors and their advisors in China's long past. Read the English version here.
NEW DELHI -- As U.S. President Barack Obama prepares to embark on an historic visit to Cuba, the future of the communist-ruled island is the subject of widespread speculation. Some observers are hoping that the ongoing shift toward capitalism, which has been occurring very gradually under Raúl Castro's direction, will naturally lead Cuba toward democracy. Experience suggests otherwise.
SINGAPORE -- At its fourth plenary of the 18th congress in October 2014, the Chinese Communist Party leadership passed an ambitious reform plan on the legal system. The party devoted this entire plenary session to discuss "rule of law" -- something unprecedented in the history of the party's plenary sessions. This act was widely interpreted as the Xi Jinping leadership's determination to build a system of "rule of law" in the country.
In just nine months, 34 companies in China reported that senior executives had gone missing.
BEIJING -- To understand where China is headed over the coming years, one must also understand the Communist Party of China, since the CPC leadership is a fundamental feature of socialism with Chinese characteristics.
China has come far. But it has even further to go. Where it ends up is likely to depend on whether the government comes to trust its people and becomes accountable to them. If not, the 21st Century is unlikely to end up as the Chinese Century.
Can China put an end to police brutality while crippling civil society?