Keyword: jiang zemin
A 1999 decision to radically expand higher education enrollment came amid Communist Party fears of social instability — and the repercussions are still being felt.
Each week, we'll reach into Asia Society's archives to find a photo from the organization's nearly 60-year history. This week: When a 1995 Asia Society conference brought three political and corporate titans together.
The duo from Asia Society's Center on U.S.-China Relations release "Wealth and Power: China’s Long March to the Twenty-First Century" later this month.
Political scientist Andrew Nathan discusses newly installed Chinese leader Xi Jinping’s relationship to his predecessors Hu Jintao and Jiang Zemin, the likelihood of political reform under Xi.
Facing many different political factions and conflicts, the cards are stacked against China's new leader, writes Ouyang Bin.
How did China's self-interested ruling elite manage to agree on how power at the top would be shared?
Figuring out how to transfer power at the top in the absence of an open and legitimate leadership selection process is China's biggest political challenge.
With no script and no "big leader" in place for China's next act, both officials and ordinary citizens are in the grip of deep unease about the future.
The Chinese leader's recent "cultural war" seems to be part of an unpleasant “new normal” for China, in which any excuse can be used to justify a tightening of control, writes Jeffrey Wasserstrom.