Duncan Innes-Ker heads up a team of analysts covering Asia in the Economist Intelligence Unit, and is responsible for the company’s flagship China product, the China Country Report. He is a frequent commentator for news services and is often invited to share his perspectives with business executives and diplomats. Duncan joined the Economist Intelligence Unit in 2005. He studied at SOAS and Oxford University, and speaks Chinese. Duncan was born in Hong Kong and was most recently based in Beijing from 2008-11, but is currently based in London.
The 3rd Plenum’s reform agenda was billed as the boldest in a generation, and will serve as a policy platform for the Xi administration’s 10-year term. A lot of announcements have followed over the past twelve months, on topics ranging from law and order to the Shanghai free trade zone, but will the reality of the reforms live up to the rhetoric?