Yu Sui, Professor, China Center for Contemporary World Studies
Aug 11, 2017
With the coming of the 19th National Congress, audiences in China and around the world reflect on the changes for China since the last party Congress, with a focus on Xi Jinping’s leadership, domestic economic goals and improvements, and China’s role on the international stage.
Jul 31, 2017
One of the key events leading up to the 19th Communist Party of China (CPC) Congress took place in Beijing this week as China's political elites--including cabi
Kerry Brown, Professor of Chinese Studies, Lau China Institute at King's College, London
Jul 26, 2017
One of the anomalies of the modern world is that one of its most important political events – leadership changes around the five yearly Communist Party congresses in China – hardly registers in the international mainstream media. However, we should be following what happens as closely, perhaps even more closely, as we do Washington, Paris or London politics.
Minxin Pei, Tom and Margot Pritzker ’72 Professor of Government , Claremont McKenna College
Jul 19, 2017
The sudden and unceremonious dismissal of Chongqing’s party chief Sun Zhengcai, who was replaced by former Guizhou province party chief Chen Mine’er, is the latest illustration of the precarious political security of high-ranking members of the Chinese party-state.
Jinghan Zeng, Senior Lecturer, Royal Holloway University of London
Jul 19, 2017
There are many uncertainties about China’s upcoming 19th Party Congress. It is too early and risky to make any bold predictions (even the date of the Congress is not confirmed), but there is still interesting speculation about the potential rule changes in age and term limits, the impacts of Guo Wengui’s allegations against Wang Qishan, and the spectre of Xi Jinping serving a third term.
Cheng Li, Director, John L. Thornton China Center, The Brookings Institution
Mar 30, 2017
At a time when male-dominance in political leadership is being challenged in many parts of the world, the PRC public is likely to take greater notice of the gender imbalance within China’s political elite. Although the PRC party-state system has successfully incorporated a broader range of backgrounds and viewpoints over time, China lags behind global trends in elevating female leaders. Unless Xi and the CCP leadership prioritize vigorous institutional reforms to address this issue now, the insufficient representation of women leaders will remain a notable deficiency of the PRC party-state system for the years to come.
Jiang Haishan, VP, China Executive Leadership Academy Pudong
Dec 21, 2012
In an exclusive interview, Prof. Jiang Haishan explains the structure of the 18th Party Congress and the procedure of the election process. He also touches upon the challenges facing the new leadership under Xi Jinping.
Li Junru, VP, CPC Party School
Dec 20, 2012
Following the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, a new guiding ideology has been adopted to ensure China continues its peaceful development while driving the world economy.
Dan Steinbock, Founder, Difference Group
Dec 11, 2012
After the 18th Party Congress, China is moving toward reforms that are tailored differently in different parts of the nation.
Yanzhong Huang, Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
Dec 07, 2012
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 chan