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.
The long-anticipated Fourth Plenum of the 19th Central Committee concluded, releasing a communique affirming the main tenets of Xi Jinping’s program, but no notable reforms.
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’.
Ministry of Ag and Rural Affairs (MARA) will soon ban fishing along key stretches of the Yangtze river.
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.
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.
Centralised drug procurement will expand to all provinces following a successful 2018 pilot in 11 cities.
China–US talks held in Washington 10-11 October aroused faint praise in most quarters.
Resurfacing of long-standing hostility between Japan and South Korea draws concern from Chinese policy makers, but analysts disagree on its impact.
Patriotism and Party regulations dominated discussions on the eve of the 70th anniversary of the PRC.