Tag: Chinese Communist Party

Two Sessions: Consolidating the “Core” While Slow-walking Reforms

The recent two sessions of China’s legislature and advisory bodies were resplendent with “core of the core” choreography ensuring everybody was in lock-step with President Xi Jinping, the leader of the Chinese Communist Party, and with the party, the authority...

/ March 31, 2017

Understanding China’s 13th Five-Year Plan

By Owen Haacke China’s policymakers are starting to reveal details about the direction of the country’s next Five-Year Plan (FYP), the central government blueprint for China’s long-term social and economic policies. While the 13th FYP (2016-2020) is still in the...

/ February 12, 2015

What is China’s Fourth Plenum?

By Jake Laband and Hengrui Liu Rule of law and economic development are set to dominate discussions at the next major meeting of China’s senior leadership—the fourth plenum of the 18th Communist Party of China (CCP) Congress. According to news...

/ September 9, 2014

The Third Plenum of the 18th Chinese Communist Party Congress: A Primer

The third plenum has historically been a platform for announcing reform—political and economic. Here’s what you need to know about November’s meeting. By Ryan Ong  With the Chinese Communist Party’s main event over—last November’s leadership transition—officials and party leaders will...

/ September 16, 2013

Unionization Drive Leaves Room for Compromise

China plans to unionize all foreign-invested enterprises by 2010, but companies can work with employees to achieve a relatively positive outcome by Andreas Lauffs and Jonathan Isaacs The All-China Federation of Trade Unions (ACFTU) last June formally announced a new...