Chief Editor of Initium, a Hong Kong-based online platform, speaks to YCW Partner MERICS about journalistic principles in a restrictive political environment.
President Xi Jinping has used military reforms to strengthen his command over the People’s Liberation Army. He uses personal connections to fill central positions within the military, says professor You Ji of Macau University in this new podcast interview from YCW Partner MERICS.
Three years after China’s leadership announced a new wave of market oriented reforms, Barry Naughton is disappointed with the outcome: According to the professor at the University of California, San Diego, China’s economic problems got worse under President Xi Jinping. Listen to this podcast by MERICS, a YCW Partner, for more.
President Xi Jinping has centralized power in China to unprecedented levels. He has sidelined the prime minister and the State Council and tries to control everything himself, says Harvard University historian Roderick MacFarquhar in this podcast interview from MERICS, a YCW Partner.
China will need economic and political reforms to keep up growth, says Arthur Kroeber of Gavecal Dragonomics. In this podcast from MERICS, a YCW Partner, Kroeber argues that the transition to a new growth model won’t be possible without cutting back state-owned enterprises, restructuring financial markets, and promoting globally competitive innovation.