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  1. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Reform is impossible when the reformers are losing so much

    Posted Jan 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Tom Holland Xi, Wen and Dai fail to make much progress in economic liberalisation since it's their families who benefit most from the existing system Reform is impossible when the reformers may lose so much China's incoming President Xi Jinping, outgoing premier Wen Jiabao and former central bank governor Dai Xianglong have a couple of things in common. Over the past few ...

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    Despite talk of reform, no sign of rebalancing in China's data

    Posted Jan 21st 2014, 01:05am by Tom Holland

    ... likely the country’s economic mix will become still more distorted in 2014 Maybe. But it's now almost seven years since then premier Wen Jiabao declared the country's growth to be "unstable, unbalanced, unco-ordinated and unsustainable". At the time, Wen pledged as a matter of urgency to engineer a shift away from the investment-led growth trajectory towards a more ...

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    Bo Xilai story reads like a violent mafia blood feud

    Posted Jan 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... People's Liberation Army commander Bo Yibo, during the Cultural Revolution were geology students from the institute where postgraduate researcher Wen Jiabao "was actively involved in campus politics". "It is not known whether Premier Wen personally played a role in Bo Yibo's 'struggle' sessions," Garnaut writes. Nevertheless, in the 1980s a rehabilitated Bo Yibo ...

  4. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    The US$50b a year reason China's elite love tax havens

    Posted Jan 23rd 2014, 01:13am by Tom Holland

    ... news value as the pope's catholicism. Nonetheless, it is interesting- although scarcely surprising- to read that Xi Jinping's brother-in-law, Wen Jiabao's son, Li Peng's ...

  5. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Rail freight and electricity data can be misleading

    Posted Sep 03rd 2012, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Tom Holland Li Keqiang’s two favourite indicators give a deceptive picture of the mainland’s slowdown Rail freight andelectricity data can be misleading I blame Li Keqiang. When he was party boss of Liaoning province, the favourite to succeed Wen Jiabao as premier said he didn't trust official economic data. The figures for gross domestic product, he dismissed ...

  6. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    The essential financial reform Beijing cannot afford to ignore

    Posted Jan 28th 2014, 01:27am by Tom Holland

    ... millions of jobs, the pace of domestic liberalisation slowed right down. It didn't stop entirely. Hu and his premier Wen Jiabao were credited with one major reform. Starting in 2003, right at the beginning of their time in office, Hu and Wen scrapped China's 2,600-year-old agricultural tax. Local governments’ borrowing bonanza was unprecedented in scale At the time observers praised ...



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