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Many Urge Next Leader of China to Liberalize

Despite his mastery of keeping low profile and toeing the party line, China’s president-in-waiting Xi Jinping has recently sent out possible signals of political reform, while a chorus of voices urges him on. The New York Times’ Edward Wong discusses the likelihood of reform during Xi&#...

Industrial Production Slows in China, Inflation Rises

An industrial area as seen from the Western Mountains on Sept. 13, 2012 in Beijing, China. In September, China’s CPI increased 1.9 percent over last year. (Lintao Zhang/Getty Images) China’s stagflation, that is, high inflation and low growth, may create social turmoil if it drags on, accordin...

CDT Money: Time to Call the Bottom?

A breeze of cautious optimism wafted into the Chinese economy this week despite a seventh consecutive quarter of slowing GDP growth, as better-than-expected September data signaled that the world’s second largest economy may have begun to stabilize heading into next month’s 18th Party Co...

Drawing the News: Mo Yan and the Nobel

Mo Yan, the magical realist writer who is also the vice-chairman of the state-run Chinese Writers’ Association, is China’s latest Nobel prize winner and the first to be publicly feted in the People’s Republic. The author of Red Sorghum was born Guan Moye in a Shandong Province vill...

Chinese Use Microblogs to Withdraw From Party

Some employees of the Jiannanchun Group Ltd. submitted a statement with their signatures and thumbprints to quit the CCP. (The Epoch Times) The scandal triggered by former Chongqing police chief Wang Lijun’s attempted defection to the U.S. Consulate in Chengdu in February has added fuel to a mov...