Sara Hsu, Visiting Scholar at Fudan University
Mar 14, 2018
China’s National People’s Congress was held last week, with few surprises. Most of the reforms laid out are extensions of existing or previously announced policies, including supply-side structural reform, reduced barriers to foreign investment, promotion of innovation, and enhanced military spending. Dominating the congress, however, was a proceeding not contained in the work report: the removal of term limits from the nation’s constitution.
Lawrence Lau, Ralph and Claire Landau Professor of Economics, CUHK
Mar 13, 2018
Centralised authority and power are absolutely essential for overcoming the opposition of the local governments and the private moneyed interests and pushing forward the economic reform agenda in China.
Alicia Garcia Herrero, Senior Fellow, Bruegel
Mar 08, 2018
China watchers were looking for signals of economic reform at the recent Central Committee meeting. The meeting introduced relevant amendments to China’s Constitution, the first since 2004. Alicia Garcia Herrero analyzes the possible impact of these amendments on China’s economic reform process.
Wu Zurong, Research Fellow, China Foundation for Int'l Studies
Feb 27, 2018
Prudence needs to be exercised, and more dialogue and cooperation is the best strategy.
Feb 26, 2018
China’s ruling Communist Party on Sunday set the stage for President Xi Jinping to stay in office indefinitely, with a proposal to remove a constitutional clause limiting presidential service to just two terms in office.
Zhang Wenzong, Associate Research Fellow, CICIR
Feb 12, 2018
It’s a huge challenge and a great responsibility for policy makers and strategists on both sides to continue their predecessors’ efforts and halt any deterioration in this most important and consequential relationship in the world today.
Lucio Blanco Pitlo III, Research Fellow, Asia-Pacific Pathways to Progress
Feb 08, 2018
Xi’s report to the 19th Party Congress outlined promising opportunities for China to play ever greater constructive and positive roles for the world. However, making those contributions will not be without challenges, and the manner and motives behind such efforts will always be under scrutiny.
Lu Chen, Consultant, United Nations
Feb 08, 2018
If effective policy measures can't be taken to contain it, the risks to the world economy caused by the escalation of protectionism could severely disturb the world in 2018.
Yuen Yuen Ang, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Michigan
Feb 07, 2018
In 2018, the 40th anniversary of "reform & opening," how party leaders tell the story of China's transition over the past 40 years will shape future policy steps, both at home and abroad.
Zhang Bei, Assistant Research Fellow, China Institute of International Studies
Feb 06, 2018
China and the UK have entered a golden era of relations.