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China Leadership Transition

China Selects Its 7 New Leaders

Members of the new Politburo Standing CommitteeChina selected seven new leaders this week, but now the big question is what they will actually do.

By Melanie Hart | Friday, November 16, 2012

Meet the New Politburo Standing Committee

18th Party Congress article icon Issue Brief A brief look at the new makeup of the Politburo Standing Committee, China’s top ruling body.

By Ken Sofer | Friday, November 16, 2012

Beijing to Announce New Leaders and Their Portfolios

Current Standing Committee members in BeijingWith China facing a number of challenges, current Communist Party leaders must not only appoint good successors but also figure out how to distribute critical portfolios.

By Melanie Hart | Friday, November 2, 2012

The U.S. Outlook on China’s Leadership Transition

U.S. policymakers need to spend more time examining and understanding what exactly is happening in Beijing and what the Chinese leadership is facing at home.

By Melanie Hart, with Alex Lach | Friday, October 19, 2012

Satisfying China’s Rising Middle Class in an Era of Economic Uncertainty

Protesters confront police in ChinaAs China’s citizens have grown more prosperous, they are no longer content with just economic growth, and instead are clamoring for a higher standard of living across the board.

By Melanie Hart, with Alex Lach | Friday, October 12, 2012

China’s Need for Innovative, Market-Based Economic Growth

Hu JintaoWith its economy beginning to slow, Chinese leaders must install measures that promote innovation and high-tech industry growth.

By Melanie Hart, with Alex Lach | Friday, October 5, 2012

Corruption and the China Leadership Transition

Former Chongqing Party Secretary Bo XilaiThe Chinese Communist Party sends a strong message on Bo Xilai, signaling that consensus has been reached in the nick of time before the once-a-decade changing of the guard takes place later this year.

By Melanie Hart, with Alex Lach | Friday, September 28, 2012

China’s Real Leadership Question

book_alt2 icon Report Melanie Hart explains the Chinese political transition and the challenges the new leaders will face in the coming years.

By Melanie Hart | Thursday, August 16, 2012

China’s 2012 Party Leadership Transition

Politburo Standing Committee member Xi Jinping standingKen Sofer and Philip Ballentine profile the 10 most likely candidates to fill China's ruling Standing Committee of the Chinese Communist Party heading into the party's leadership transition this fall.

By Ken Sofer and Philip Ballentine | Thursday, August 16, 2012

What China’s Leadership Transition Means for the United States

play_alt icon Video Center for American Progress China Analyst Melanie Hart explains what U.S. policymakers need to know about China's 2012 leadership transition.

By Melanie Hart | Friday, February 10, 2012