Month: November 2012

Get the Party Right

By Zhengxu Wang. China’s microblogosphere before and after the 18th party congress appeared markedly different. Before, loud voices demanded democracy, predicting that the Communist Party would drop its Mao Zedong Thought tenets and ridiculing the party’s opaque power politics in light of the recent US election. But the […]

The Last Party Congress?

by Gordon G. Chang. The 18th Communist Party Congress is now in the history books.  Will it be the last? For many observers, the People’s Republic looks secure.  Yet after a troubled year—and an especially disappointing Party meeting this week—we should not be so sure. Xi Jinping and […]