Minxin Pei is a professor of government at Claremont McKenna College in California and the author of China’s Crony Capitalism.
China’s summer of discontent
Politics has a nasty habit of surprising us – especially in a country like China, where there is little transparency and a lot of intrigue. Five months ago, President Xi Jinping jolted his countrymen by abolishing the presidential term limit and signaling his intention to serve for life. But the real surprise was to come […]