Category Archives: stability

The pot is boiling over in Wukan and it won’t look good for Wang Yang

The Daily Telegraph’s Malcolm Moore has reported on a Southern Coastal town which is now in open revolt. However, those who think that this event represents the beginning of some kind of profound shift, ought to pause for a moment. … Continue reading

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Leadership in Government – A Comparison between Australia, the US and China

This is a piece I wrote for Online Opinion. I’m reproducing it here. It details some differences in governing styles between China, the US and Australia. Leadership in Government – A Comparison between Australia, the US and China. Whether their … Continue reading

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Some Thursday links – the ‘Stability’ edition.

One of my pet interests is the relationships between the Central Government, local governments and ‘stability preservation’. For interesting articles, this week has been a spectacular one with some high-quality articles. Start out with Yu Jianrong’s piece on ‘China’s Violent … Continue reading

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Separation of Powers? The dragon doesn’t believe it exists.

Many China watchers, myself included, tend to think that if it were at all possible to isolate the single largest problem afflicting Chinese politics, it would be the lack of a separation of powers. It seems pretty clear that without … Continue reading

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Beijing Times and Beijing News to be seized by the Government?

There have been some fascinating events over the last few days. Notably, the Beijing Times and the Beijing News may soon be put under the control of the Government Propaganda Department. Bear in mind that a lot of this is … Continue reading

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What direction will the Chinese government take after 2012?

This is a piece I published in OnlineOpinion yesterday. I’ve reproduced it here in full. It’s a fairly broad piece, for readers interested in recent trends in Chinese politics as well as the limitations the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) faces. … Continue reading

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Updates on the Wenzhou train crash

Premier Wen Jiabao has made a speech at the site of the train crash, promising an investigation into the accident which would ‘stand the test of time’.  Numerous comments have been made, mocking the CCP’s idea of history, but that’s … Continue reading

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