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CA 40 – Eighteenth Congress: Expectations on hold – Dec 2012

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In November, the Chinese Communist party installed a new leadership – but did the 18th party congress also endorse a new reform agenda for China? The new Standing Committee of seven members is older than its predecessor five years ago and only Li Keqiang can be considered a reformer. Interestingly, some of the new leaders also have family ties to the PRC’s first generation of leaders. So what can we really expect from the new Chinese leadership in terms of political reform?

The latest issue of China Analysis, lays out the key debates that are likely to dominate the new leadership’s five year mandate.

 

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– EIGHTEENTH CONGRESS: EXPECTATIONS ON HOLD –

Insiders call for political reform (François Godement)

Building a Chinese welfare state (Thomas Vendryes)

Reforming China’s state-owned enterprises (Agatha Kratz)

Energy reform: moving from administration to regulation (Marie-Hélène Schwoob)