China Policy Institute Blog

How the west can engage China’s new generation of reformers

Written by Andreas Fulda. Neither pro-establishment intellectuals nor anti-establishment protesters possess sufficient clout to convince party cadres that democratic reform in China is a necessity, leaving the West unsure whom to support. Yet a growing if disparate group of “trans-establishment” reformers, successfully navigating the delicate balancing act between party-state ties and sympathy for civil society, …

New pathways for democratic change in China

Andreas Fulda says a group of prominent Chinese who work within the system to advance democratic change have, remarkably, carved out a role denied their more liberal compatriots. Chinese author Mo Yan, winner of the Nobel Prize for literature, came under fire late last year for choosing not to condemn the principles of censorship, comparing …

Yu Jianrong’s ten year plan: A watered down version of the Charter 08?

By Andreas Fulda. In intellectual and political circles within China there is no shortage of complaints about the directionless and trapped nature of China’s political transition process. The recently concluded Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) 18th Party Congress with its retrograde language and lack of a coherent vision of China’s political future is a case in …