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“Hidden Ruler” Wang Huning Steps Onstage

Of the five new arrivals on China’s top Politburo Standing Committee at last month’s 19th Party Congress, none has attracted as much recent scrutiny as Wang Huning. Wang was once the youngest professor in the history of Shanghai’s elite Fudan University, coaching its debate team an...

Party Looks Set to Enshrine “Xi Jinping Thought” into Charter

Xi Jinping has now been in charge of the Party and state for five years. While Xi’s presumed accumulation of personal power has been oft-noted throughout his first term, no clear “banner term” representing his ideological and political legacy had yet emerged as he approached his se...

China’s RRR cut a breakthrough in policy tools

(Xinhua) China's latest cut to the amount of cash lenders must hold as reserves is a breakthrough in policy tools, an economist with Credit Suisse said, adding there are no changes in the country's monetary policy. The People's Bank of China... Read more ...

Stability Maintenance and Leadership Speculation Ahead of Congress

With traditional and online media controls on overdrive and state media issuing a “whirlwind” of praise for President Xi Jinping ahead of the upcoming 19th Party Congress in Beijing, CNBC’s Hailing Tan takes a look at the widespread “lock-down” measures that authoritie...