Graduate Student, International Relations at New York University
Nov 29 , 2017
Among different explanations of why President Xi launched his wide-ranging anti-corruption campaign, securing the ruling legitimacy of Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is widely accepted as a major motivation. Interestingly, Xi’s popularity as the party’s leader and the government’s popularity has risen throughout the course of the campaign. Aside from the state-controlled propaganda, another hidden, but crucial, cause for the unmatched popularity of Xi among Chinese people lays in the Chinese culture of admiring upright officials.
Oct 19 , 2017
Education has long been the most important method for the Chinese lower class to achieve success and a higher social status. However, skyrocketing education costs are curbing the willingness of young Chinese couples to raise more than one child, which poses a serious challenge to the government’s attempts to address the looming demographic crisis.