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  1. News - China - CHINA BRIEFING

    Xi Jinping goes hunting for the 'tigers' of the PLA

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 03:53am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... in the Central Military Commission to push for reforms in the armed forces. The commission has also set up four other steering groups focusing on anti-corruption, the mass-line political campaign, ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - CHINA BRIEFING

    Corrupt officials' overseas riches pose sanctions risk for China

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 05:02am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... will give Chinese leaders the jolt they need to advance more effective anti-graft measures, particularly at a time when Beijing is warning against outside influence on China’s politics. In fact, ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - CHINA BRIEFING

    Central government must prove 'war on smog' not just hot air

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 03:26am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Wang Xiangwei While premier's declaration is a positive sign, policies and deep-rooted political mindsets must be changed to truly make progress Prove 'war on smog' ... highest level, as the nation's grinding pollution is not merely an environmental issue but, more importantly, a hot-button political, economic and social one. In particular, the decision ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - CHINA BRIEFING

    Corruption crackdown must include reform of China's oft-abused parole system

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 03:57am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... that such a lax parole system has also been used for political purposes. Occasionally, the mainland authorities grant parole to political dissidents like Wang Dan to exile them in another country ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - CHINA BRIEFING

    Too much at stake for Beijing and Tokyo to risk in war over islands

    Posted Jan 27th 2014, 04:22am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... political commissar at the National Defence University, the nation's leading military academy, argued that China's brief wars with India, Vietnam and the United States in Korea had ensured ... be at war, the worst possible news for global political and economic stability. It is hard to be optimistic in such circumstances. But, equally, people should not be overly pessimistic ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - CHINA BRIEFING

    In party network, 'lowly' secretary jobs highly prized

    Posted Jan 13th 2014, 04:53am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Wang Xiangwei The role of personal assistant might be scoffed at elsewhere, but in mainland politics it means access to power and almost certain promotion In party network, ... and e-mails, create files and keep diaries. But in the mainland's massive bureaucracy machine and the Communist Party's political parlance, the term has taken on a wholly different dimension, ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - CHINA BRIEFING

    As graft crackdown grinds on, scepticism persists

    Posted Jan 20th 2014, 04:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Wang Xiangwei Xi's government needs to reassure public that corruption campaign will have lasting results As graft crackdown grinds on, scepticism persists A short Xinhua news item about the transfer of a mid-level Communist Party official raised eyebrows and set tongues wagging in mainland political circles last week. Jiang Sixian- the party secretary of Sanya, a small ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - CHINA BRIEFING

    Leaders should come clean on investigation into Zhou Yongkang

    Posted Jan 06th 2014, 03:59am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... anti-corruption investigations since the Communists came to power in 1949. China has come a long way since the 1950s and 1960s when Mao Zedong waged political struggles to purge his rivals at the highest ... to fight corruption, but without giving the impression that targeting Zhou implies divisions at the highest level of leadership. That probably means that even if Zhou were involved in political ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - CHINA BRIEFING

    China and US should work together to rein in Abe

    Posted Dec 30th 2013, 04:56am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... world war. Such visits always provoke condemnations from China and South Korea- both victims of Japan's wartime atrocities- and often trigger political, diplomatic and economic instability. ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - CHINA BRIEFING

    The Chinese people will not allow a return to the old Maoist days

    Posted Dec 23rd 2013, 04:48am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... studied at home and abroad for his own true political colours. He will have to tread a careful line in delivering his narrative at a time when he has shown a propensity for Maoist rhetoric ...




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