Yanzhong Huang, Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations
In a blog piece I posted in August 2012 on the trial of Bo Xilai’s wife Gu Kailai, I noted that “there is something seriously wrong with the Party but chances are that it may still be able to muddle through the crisis and claim business as usual in the upcoming 18th Party Congress.” [...]
Qin Xiaoying, Research Scholar, China Foundation For International and Strategic Studies
The Communist Party of China has established a new set of leaders to rule the nation for the next decade. Now, more than any other time in history, China’s leadership will be shaped by the unique experiences faced by the seven new members of the Politburo Standing Committee during the Cultural Revolution.
Xi Jinping has sent an unmistakable message that the CPC is assuredly comfortable with the incremental approach that has brought the country to where it is today.But even this has hardly dampened the public enthusiasm Xi has inspired since his first public speech as new CPC chief.