After twenty years of managed leadership successions, steady economic growth, basic social stability, and a generally positive foreign policy—we have recently witnessed unpredictable instability in all these spheres. China watchers ask: Is this the “new normal” in China?
Stephen Hess, the editor-in-chief of the 1976 Republican National Convention Platform, analyzes the party platforms of the 2012 election and discusses how they plan to address issues in the U.S.-China bilateral relationship.
The US presidential race is heating up, as candidates President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney hurtle towards their date with destiny on November 6, 2012. This election will decide many crucial issues in the United States regarding economic policy, the social safety net, even foreign policy.
As the national conventions loom ahead, Americans prepare to choose the next president on the basis of economic issues. But it is the return of the neoconservatives that will overshadow the discourse on foreign policy – and China.
The Gu Kailai murder trial was held on August 9th in Hefei Intermediate People’s Court in Anhui Province. Partly because Gu Kailai is the wife of Bo Xilai, a disgraced Chinese politician, and partly because the victim, Neil Heywood, was a British Businessman, the trial of this case attracted many people’s attention from home and [...]