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RYAN MANUEL. Belt and road: less than meets the eye

The recent unravelling of world affairs has seen many argue that China may lead closer global economic cooperation. Xi Jinping’s recent speech to the World Economic Forum in Davos encouraged this rather surprising turn of events. Xi opined that protectionism, … Continue reading

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Michael Sainsbury. Tables have turned on China’s ex-security chief

The imminent purge of Zhou Yongkang, China’s security chief from 2007 to 2012, brings to mind that wonderful Chinese expression: “The fish rots from the head down”. Since the major clearout after Mao Zedong’s death in 1976, Zhou is now … Continue reading

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Michael Sainsbury: Are Chinese leaders cleaning up or cracking down.

In April 2009 Dr Fan Yafeng was sacked from his job as a legal researcher at a prestigious think tank, China Academy of Social Sciences. It’s not that he was no good at his job – to help the country’s … Continue reading

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