Tag Archives: Hu Jintao

Economic development matters, human rights don’t – a guide to being promoted to the top of China’s Party


With China’s latest round of promotions, we have a chance to get an updated perspective on what is valued by the CPC, instead of relying on the claims from state media that the Party is looking to improve reforms and … Continue reading

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The reign of Hu and Wen through the eyes of Jonathan Watts


Today, Jonathan Watts of the Guardian filed his last article from Beijing entitled, “China: Witnessing the birth of a superpower.” While I will sorely miss his reporting, his lengthy 4,000 word post neatly encapsulates the decade long rule of Hu … Continue reading

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Mao’s Great Famine couldn’t happen again (but June 4th could)


I recently finished reading Mao’s Great Famine: The History of China’s Most Devastating Catastrophe by Frank Dikötter, which outlines the full scope of horror that was the Great Leap Forward which in four years claimed 45 million lives. However, that … Continue reading

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