Monthly Archives: March 2013

Chinese Groundhog Day

The joint sessions of the National People’s Congress (NPC) and the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), a.k.a. the lianghui (两会), are a key event in the annual Chinese political calendar. They are also a Chinese Groundhog’s day, in the … Continue reading

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Ideas, Interests, and Iteration

While blinking from the sunlight that enveloped me during one of the rare moments when I allow myself to come up from the “finish-the-book” cave, I happened upon a conversation about the relative importance of ideas and interests in political … Continue reading

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On Chinese urbanization – 城市化 vs. 城镇化

Bill Bishop sparked an interesting conversation with something that he caught and passed along in his Sinocism email from earlier this week.  李克强论城镇化|李克强|城镇化_21世纪网 – should we be paying more attention to fact that li keqiang uses 城镇化 and not 城市化 for “urbanization”? … Continue reading

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