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August 11, 2014

China
Erwin Li: Finding China’s Missing Children

Erwin Li is an intern for Asia Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. Late last month a National People’s Congress inspection group vowed to raise “[the] moral concepts of juvenile protection …

A security guard (R) looks on as a man writes characters on the back of six topless activists with the message "pay attention to children trafficking" during a demonstration against children abduction and trafficking, in Taiyuan, Shanxi province May 18, 2013. REUTERS/Jon Woo (CHINA - Tags: CRIME LAW SOCIETY)

September 10, 2013

China
China’s Li Keqiang on the Urbanization Warpath

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang is on the urbanization warpath. For Li, urbanization—transforming rural Chinese into urban dwellers—has become perhaps the most important issue of his early months as premi…

A labourer has his dinner under his shed at a construction site of a residential complex in Hefei, Anhui province, August 1, 2012. (Stringer/Courtesy Reuters)

July 2, 2014

China
Erwin Li: Better Together? Two Approaches to LGBT Activism in China

Erwin Li is an intern for Asia Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. In just its sixth year, Shanghai Pride has emerged as a major celebratory event for China’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and tr…

Shi tou (not her real name), a lesbian, is seen in front of a rainbow flag during a campaign to promote the acceptance of homosexuality in Beijing February 14, 2008. For a number of Beijing's gay and lesbian community, Valentine's Day is not just a day to celebrate loving relationships, but also an ideal time to campaign for same-sex marriages and the acceptance of homosexuality in China. REUTERS/Jason Lee (CHINA)

October 12, 2017

China
Making Sense of China’s Nineteenth Party Congress

As China’s senior Communist Party members anoint its future leaders, President Xi Jinping is poised to solidify his position and power at next week’s party congress.

Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives at the Great Hall of the People in Beijng to celebrate the ninetieth anniversary of the People's Liberation Army, August 1, 2017.

October 25, 2012

China
Will the Real Chinese Leaders Please Stand Up?

For more than two decades beginning in 1956, CBS and then NBC aired a television show “To Tell the Truth,” in which a panel of celebrities attempted to identify which one of three contestants was tel…

China's Guangdong Province Party Secretary Wang Yang (R) smiles next to Vice Premier Zhang Dejiang at the second plenary meeting of the National People's Congress in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on March 8, 2012.

November 5, 2012

China
The 18th Party Congress: A Setback for President Hu?

Two days after the U.S. presidential election, 2270 delegates will gather in Beijing for the Chinese Communist Party’s 18th Congress. The meeting will not only select a new generation of leaders but …

China's President Hu arrives for the opening ceremony of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference in Beijing

November 15, 2012

China
China’s New Leaders: No Reform Dream Team

Let’s face it. China’s 18th Party Congress was a heartbreaker. In terms of personnel, it was a triumph of the Party’s conservative clique; and in terms of policy, it was a victory for more of the sam…

China's new Politburo Standing Committee members Zhang Gaoli, Liu Yunshan, Zhang Dejiang, Xi Jinping, Li Keqiang, Yu Zhengsheng and Wang Qishan, line up as they meet with press at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on November 15, 2012.

October 29, 2012

China
The ’New York Times’ Takedown of Wen Jiabao and What It Means

No doubt about it, David Barboza of the New York Times has achieved a journalistic coup. His deep dive into the financial wherewithal of Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao’s family exposed a total net worth …

China's Premier Wen Jiabao attends the second plenary meeting of the National People's Congress in Beijing on March 8, 2012.

July 26, 2012

China
China’s New Political Class: The People

Chinese people power has arrived. As China’s top officials meet in Beidaihe to finalize their selections for the country’s new leadership, they are being overshadowed by a different, and increasingly…

Rescuers and residents stand next to a stranded car which is being pulled up from a flooded street under the Guangqumen overpass amid heavy rainfalls in Beijing on July 21, 2012.

September 16, 2010

China
A Pleasant Surprise While in China...Then Back to Reality

Last week when I was in Beijing, I had a pleasant surprise. Everyone was talking about the new and improved U.S.-China relationship. Chinese officials were calling the visit of senior U.S. official…

Donilon, Summers Meet with Li Yuanchao in Beijing