William Overholt argues that as China reaches a threshold where success has eliminated the conditions that enabled miraculous growth, Xi Jinping is pursuing the riskiest political strategy of any important national leader. Alternative outcomes include continued impressive growth and political stability, Japanese-style stagnation, and a major political-economic crisis.
The report was presented to the NPC on March 9 and adopted on March 16, 2016. This is the official English translation.
PRC National Development and Reform Commission, Report on the Implementation of the 2015 Plan and on the 2016 Draft Plan for National Economic and Social Development, March 5, 2016
This report and plan for the next year was presented to the NPC on March 5 and adopted on March 16, 2016. This is the official translation from Xinhua.
Premier Li Keqiang presented this report to the National People’s Congress on March 5. It was adopted on March 16, 2016. This is the official bilingual document from Xinhua.
PRC Ministry of Finance, Report on the Execution of the Central and Local Budgets for 2015 and the Central and Local Draft Budgets for 2016, March 5, 2016
The Chinese Ministry of Finance presented this report to the National People’s Congress on March 5. It was adopted on March 16, 2016. This is the official Xinhua translation of the report.
Radchenko, Unwanted Visionaries -- The Soviet Failure in Asia at the End of the Cold War (January 1, 2013)
Simon Miles reviewed Sergey Radchenko's book for the History of War discussion list.
The State Council Information Office issued this official white paper.
The Council on Foreign Relations published the backgrounder, "The Chinese Communist Party", to explain the Party's origins and power structure, the current Congress, challenges in governance, and Chinese domestic and foreign policy. The piece was written by Beina Xu and Eleanor Albert.
Investment Climate Statements provide country-specific information and assessments prepared by U.S. embassies and diplomatic missions abroad on investment laws and practices in those countries.
U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, "Hearing on China Ahead of the 13th Five-Year Plan: Competitiveness and Market Reform," April 22, 2015
This hearing was conducted by the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission on April 22, 2015. The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission was created by the U.S. Congress in 2000 to monitor, investigate, and submit to Congress an annual report on the national security implications of the economic relationship between the United States and the People’s Republic of China.
Jan Kiely book was reviewed by Emily Whewell for H-Asia and is published here under Creative Commons license.
Please join the USC U.S.-China Institute, the East Asian Studies Center, and the USC School of Cinematic Arts for a screening of the 1993 Chinese film Woman Sesame Oil Maker (香魂女). It tells the story of a woman in a small village who buys a peasant wife for his mentally disabled son after her sesame oil business becomes unexpectedly successful. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the director, Xie Fei (谢飞).