cp.signals • weekly • domestic policy movement

Xi Jinping has long been keen to refocus and rejuvenate the Party-state, identifying the nation’s interest with his own experience, capabilities, and concern for the country and citizens. On China Journalist’s Day, a lengthy front-page article in People’s Daily reminds Party officials that this effort remains the main message.

cp.signals • weekly • domestic policy movement

The just-concluded Central Committee 4th Plenum sends a strong message. The Party now fully understands how to rule China: Xi Jinping’s 习近平 political program now delivers ‘modern governance’. 

cp.signals • weekly • domestic policy movement

Land, its ownership and usage, is one of the most intractable elements in China’s economy. Long held in reserve as social security for migrant workers and a massive source of rent-seeking, rural land may provide the next growth driver for the economy.

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A ‘phase one’ agreement reached between the US and China 11 October is the fourth truce since the trade dispute began, but the tentative deal is fragile.

cp.signals • weekly • domestic policy movement

Centralised drug procurement will expand to all provinces following a successful 2018 pilot in 11 cities.

cp.signals • weekly • domestic policy movement

Resurfacing of long-standing hostility between Japan and South Korea draws concern from Chinese policy makers, but analysts disagree on its impact.