Thoughts from the Chairman: Strong Political Crosscurrents in Beijing Sharpening Focus on Fall Plenum
May 31, 2013
These are humbling times for those of us engaged in the enterprise of prognosticating on the future trajectory of China’s political and economic development. This month alone, we have seen several conflicting signals regarding the overall policy direction of the newly-installed administration of President and Chinese Communist Party (CCP) General Secretary Xi Jinping. Depending on which of these signals one chooses to focus on, and how one interprets them, it is entirely conceivable to form one of several equally defendable judgments concerning the current state-of-play in the Middle Kingdom.