Paolo Mauro, Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Sep 30, 2015
High-profile arrests like those carried out in China in recent years are insufficient to curb corruption in a lasting manner. Reducing pervasive government intervention in the economy and encouraging greater competition would reduce the near-monopolistic rents that create the incentives for corruption in the first place.
Meicen Sun, Ph.D. candidate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Vasilis Trigkas, Onassis Visiting Scholar, Tsinghua University
Sep 08, 2015
One of the major challenges for China’s leadership lies in enacting the rule of law by borrowing from Western principles while preserving China’s self-identity embodied in part in the Confucian ideology of the rule of virtue.
Fred Hu, Chairman, Beijing-based Primavera Capital Group
Aug 28, 2015
Moderating growth rates in the range of 5-7% per annum reflect the higher per capita income level and the changing growth paradigm in China. A modest slowdown is a necessary and healthy adjustment for China to transition to a new trajectory of more efficient and sustainable growth. But instead of greeting such a positive "new normal" with enthusiasm, the naysayers have reacted with dismay as though they would rather prefer the old growth model.
Yu Keping, Deputy Director, CPCCC Compilation and Translation Bureau
May 12, 2015
Modernizing state governance in China depends on the successful promotion of rule of law, to stimulate orderly participation of the public and to maximize the public interest.
Nathan Gardels, Editor-in-chief, THEWORLDPOST
Mar 31, 2015
In this premiere episode of a new Chinese Youku series produced by Guancha.cn, Shanghai scholar/entrepreneur Eric X. Li talks with political scientist Francis Fukuyama about his latest book: “Political Order and Political Decay.”
Tom Watkins, Advisor, Michigan-China Innovation Center
Mar 02, 2015
Xi Jinping: The Governance of China, is the Chinese leader’s book on proper leadership in China, with a heavy focus on ousting corruption, a direct threat to the legitimacy of the party. While the party cracks down, it also has made it more difficulty for anonymous web users to expose party privilege abuse on micro-blogs, begging the question of whether this book favors slogan over good governance.
Minxin Pei, Tom and Margot Pritzker ’72 Professor of Government , Claremont McKenna College
Oct 30, 2014
In the Communist Party of China Central Committee’s 4th Plenum, reform of the legal system was the focus of the meeting. Minxin Pei analyzes the “Major Decisions” document and examines the challenges facing Xi Jinping as he puts forth a new concept of “rule according to law.”
Oct 28, 2014
British academic Martin Jacques wrote in a recent article in the Financial Times that "China's governance system has been remarkably successful for more t