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The Reformer?

Xi Jinping’s hold on political power is both more direct and came earlier than Deng Xiaoping’s, who had to combat Mao’s designated successor Hua Guofeng for influence. Even after winning the power struggle, Deng still ruled only indirectly, as he never formally served as the CCP’s general secretary or China’s president or premier. In contrast, Xi’s reign has seen virtually unprecedented institutionalization and centralization of power into his own hands.

Read Here – The Diplomat

The Year Of The Horse

2014 is the year of the horse in China. But for the rest of us, it might prove to be the year of China.

Read Here – Time

Xi Sees Reforms Progressing in China

Xi Jinping, delivering his first New Year’s address as China’s president, said the country must press ahead with reforms in 2014 to improve livelihoods and make the country “rich and strong.”

Read Here – Bloomberg

Is Xi Another Gorbachev?

The Chinese leaders see no contradiction between economic and social liberalization on the one hand and more political control on the other. In fact, in their minds, the latter is the condition for the former. Lightening up and tightening up are two sides of the same coin.

Read Here – Bloomberg

Will The Third Plenum Bring More Gaige Kaifang To China?

So what is likely to come out of the party meeting? There will probably be few specifics about what shape individual policies may take. But there will be no dearth of broad statements by top leaders, including Party Secretary Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang, laying out long-term goals for the country.

Read Here – BusinessWeek

China’s Search For Its Peter The Great

China’s leaders going back to Deng Xiaoping have made the case that the country could—and should—pursue economic reform before political reform. Now, they are pursuing neither. Why? Economic reforms, initiated at the end of 1978 by Deng, have enriched state institutions, and these institutions have been able to translate economic success into political power. They have then used new-found clout to block further economic reforms that would undermine their role in society. So economic reform has stalled ever since Deng’s reign ended in the 1990s.

Read Here – WorldAffairsJournal

India: The Quintessential Global Swing State

Global swing states are nations that possess large and growing economies, occupy central positions in a region or stand at the hinge of multiple regions, and embrace democratic government at home. Increasingly active at the regional and global level, they desire changes to the existing international order but do not seek to scrap the interlocking web of global institutions, rules, and relationships that has fostered peace, prosperity and freedom for the past six decades.

Read Here – NBR

Xi Pushes For Deeper China reforms

China must deepen reforms in major areas with “ever more political courage and wisdom” to surmount the institutional barriers that are restraining growth, President Xi Jinping has stressed.

Read Here – Xinhua

Iran: New President, New Reforms

When Hassan Rohani won Iran’s presidential election in June, he garnered more votes than his predecessor did when he swept to power eight years before. The 64-year-old lawyer, cleric, and former diplomat will take on an economy that under President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was defined by falling oil exports because of international sanctions, accelerating inflation, a currency collapse, and stubbornly high unemployment.

Read Here – Businessweek

Will They Walk The Talk?

China’s new leaders are talking nice. The country’s “ambitious” reform plans will provide “enormous” opportunities for the world, said premier Li Keqiang on May 27 at a business forum in Berlin, citing plans for industrialization and urbanization, as well as agricultural and technological upgrading. China and the U.S. must“build on past successes and open up new dimensions for the future,” stated president Xi Jinping while meeting the U.S. National Security Advisor Thomas Donilon in Beijing on the same day.

Read Here – Businessweek

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