Tag Archives: stability

Province-level action on the Wukan riots

It would appear that higher levels of government are finally taking action in regards to the Wukan rebellion. This link contains a screenshot of the local government’s website and highlights key points from a meeting that was held at the … 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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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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China’s Dalai Lama policy: sheer idiocy or Machiavellian genius?

Whilst ruminating over the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP)  latest Dalai-Lama-related fits of apoplexy, I wondered how a major world power could act so very much like a spoilt child. I’m not talking about the Chinese anger towards Obama’s meeting with … Continue reading

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How long can China’s current economic trajectory last?

How long can China’s economic trajectory last? That’s the big question now, isn’t it? Recently we looked at a top-ten list of problems that the Chinese government will need to face. In terms of economic issues we listed real-estate prices … Continue reading

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