The communiqué issued at the end of the Plenum left many observers disappointed, but the follow-up 60-point “Decision” contained several important economic reform measures.
Presentation made at the British High Commission, New Delhi, 22 August 2013
Stronger and more autonomous provincial economies have in the reform era, led to increasingly assertive provincial governments but to assume this has come entirely at the expense of the central government would be a mistake.
The first annual session of the 12th National People’s Congress in China was notable for, among other things, new appointments to China’s key foreign policy positions. What are the implications for India?
While the Communist Party continues to be the more powerful than the government in China, the symbols of state such as the National People’s Congress are increasingly vocal.
More than the challenges of political reforms, it appears the Communist Party of China fears a return to the populism and demagoguery of the Mao era.
The fifth generation of the CPC leadership in China faces severe domestic challenges, chief among them, widespread corruption, increasing inequality, rising unemployment and growing regional disparities.
The Communist Party of India (Marxist) held its 20th Party Congress in Kozhikode, Kerala, in April. What does the CPI (M) think of its Chinese counterpart and how do the two parties compare?
What does the exit of Bo Xilai say about the stability of the Chinese political system? And what lessons might be drawn for the Indian political system?