cp.positions • audit of shifts across sectors • alternating weeks economy/governance

Stepping up efforts to reform state-owned asset supervision, SASAC (State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration) issued two high-profile reform policies in a week. The agency aims to boost performance, Party leadership and coordination among all levels of agencies supervising SOEs, over two to three years.

cp.signals • weekly • domestic policy movement

Hoping to encourage innovation and protect new ideas in a quest for ‘high-quality’ growth, the CCP Central Committee and State Council jointly issued major guidance on IPR (intellectual property rights) on 24 November 2019.

cp.signals • weekly • domestic policy movement

State support for fuel cell technology will grow but not overtake that for new energy vehicles.

cp.signals • weekly • domestic policy movement

The policy framework for coal-fired power must balance the competing priorities of energy security, affordability, and minimal environmental impact.

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’.