Analyzing China's Future

by Verena Nowotny

The Economist dedicates six pages to an in-depth analysis of China's current state; and as faithful Economist readers we are grateful again for the factual description of China's domestic struggles and its foreign policy ambivalence. I highly recommend this essay to everybody who wants a concise and compact update on what challenges China is facing at the moment.

Babysteps towards a judicial reform

by Verena Nowotny

China's judicial system is still at the will of the Communist party. However, there are voices like Zhou Qiang, president of the Supreme People’s Court, who called for reforms at the National People’s Congress in March and for a more independent judicial system as the New York Times reports.

What I am reading...

by Verena Nowotny

The China expert Francois Godement offers a thoughtful analysis about the annual meeting of the NPC, starting March 5, and how far the Chinese leadership might actually go when it comes to reforms. Godement's essay is on top of my current reading list...

TAGS: China | NPC | politics | reforms |