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New Chinese leader signals further pro-market restructuring

By John Chan, December 18, 2012

Xi’s trip to southern China replicated Deng Xiaoping’s 1992 “southern tour,” which accelerated the restoration of capitalism.

Air incident escalates Japan/China tensions over disputed islands

By Peter Symonds, December 15, 2012

Both countries have exploited the issue to stir up nationalism to divert attention from a worsening economic and social crisis at home.

Global tensions overshadow Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit

By John Chan, December 14, 2012

The push by China and Russia for greater Eurasian economic integration is coming into direct conflict with US interests.

Chinese leadership tries to revamp its corrupt image

By John Chan, December 12, 2012

The campaign seeks to dampen widespread public hostility to the regime’s endemic corruption and prepare the ground for a pro-market offensive.

South China Sea disputes flare up

By Peter Symonds, December 5, 2012

The Philippines and Vietnam have condemned new Chinese regulations to permit the boarding of foreign ships in what Beijing regards as its territorial waters.

Chinese journalist arrested for reporting homeless children’s deaths

By Oliver Campbell, November 28, 2012

Li Yuanlong’s arrest is a warning that the new Communist Party leadership will be ruthless in suppressing political dissent.

Twenty years since Deng Xiaoping’s “Southern tour”—Part 2

By John Chan, November 27, 2012

On his 1992 tour, Deng made no secret of his embrace of capitalism.

China’s leadership announces new anti-corruption campaign

By John Chan, November 27, 2012

The regime is not only fearful that corruption will fuel a working class rebellion, but is exploiting the issue to push through its pro-market agenda.

Twenty years since Deng Xiaoping’s “Southern tour”—Part 1

By John Chan, November 26, 2012

The tour became a key turning point in the process of capitalist restoration in China.

China: Homeless children found dead in rubbish bin

By Oliver Campbell, November 24, 2012

The gulf between circumstances of the children and the lavish surroundings of the recent Communist Party congress highlights the deep social divide in China.

A significant report on the global economy

By Nick Beams, November 23, 2012

China and India will not be able to provide the basis for a new period of global growth

Push for pro-market reform after Chinese Communist Party congress

By John Chan, November 23, 2012

International and local business elites are pressing for a new round of economic restructuring in China, especially targeting state enterprises.