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China's 18th Party Congress: Transition Delayed

Chairman Mao Zedong statue, Dandong, China. (Shining75/Flickr)
Policy

Asia Society Associate Fellow Steven Lewis says observers both inside and outside China were disappointed with a changing of the guard that may not bring much change.

Susan Shirk: Age Had Its Privileges at China's Eighteenth Party Congress

The new Politburo Standing Committee members (Xi Jinping, 3rd from left) meet the press at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on November 15, 2012. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

How did China's self-interested ruling elite manage to agree on how power at the top would be shared? Susan Shirk says a basic seniority principle may have been the answer.

Video: Since 2005, Sustained Rollbacks Have Stunted Legal Reform in China

Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng listens to a question at the Council on Foreign Relations on May 31, 2012 in New York. (Don Emmert/AFP/GettyImages)
Policy

Fordham Law's Carl Minzner discusses the past, present, and future of legal reform in the modern developing Communist China.

Video: Obama's Asia Visit Will Be 'Closely Watched' in Beijing

President Barack Obama waves during the election night rally at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois, on November 6, 2012. (Kevin Gebhardt/Flickr)
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Asia Society Vice President of Global Policy Programs Suzanne DiMaggio says Beijing will closely monitor Barack Obama's Asia trip to get a sense of how much the U.S. hopes to increase its influence in the region.

Photo of the Day: A Procession of Leaders in China

Xi Jinping (foreground), China's new Communist Party General Secretary, waves with other members of the new Politburo Standing Committee in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China on November 15, 2012. (Feng Li/Getty Images)
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Xi Jinping (foreground), China's new Communist Party General Secretary, waves with other members of the new Politburo Standing Committee in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China on November 15, 2012. (Feng Li/Getty Images)

Video: Yale Historian Sees Continuity Between Qing Dynasty, 18th Party Congress

Yale University historian Peter Purdue puts China's 18th Party Congress in historical perspective on November 14, 2012.
Policy

Historian Peter Perdue traces the parallels between Qing Dynasty practices and this week's 18th Party Congress in Beijing.

Video: China's Leadership Must Deal With New Realities

Chinese citizens on a laptop computer at a wireless cafe in Beijing in 2009. Richard H. Solomon argues that in many ways China's
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Richard H. Solomon, former president of the U.S. Institute of Peace, states that in some ways, China's society and economy have both outgrown its political system.

Video: Are China's Citizens Happier Than They Were 10 Years Ago?

Delegates gather before the start of the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China on November 8, 2012. (Remko Tanis/Flickr)
Policy

The greatest challenge facing China's new leaders, says J. Michael Evans of Goldman Sachs, is the potential for civil unrest spurred by income inequality in a growing economy.

China's Next Leaders: A Guide to What's at Stake

A paramilitary police officer collects the Chinese national flag during the flag-lowering ceremony at Tiananmen Square on November 13, 2012. (Feng Li/Getty Images)
Policy

Figuring out how to transfer power at the top in the absence of an open and legitimate leadership selection process is the biggest political challenge China faces.

Video: Former US Ambassador Says 'China Expertise' an 'Oxymoron'

 Two soldiers dressed as ushers guard in front of a curtain during a meeting of the opening session of the 18th Communist Party Congress at the Great Hall of the People on November 9, 2012 in Beijing, China. (Feng Li/Getty Images)
Policy

Former U.S. Ambassador to China Winston Lord discusses the "perils of prediction" when it comes to China's leadership.