China's Politics and Economy in 2003: Meeting the Post-Congress Challenges

China's Politics and Economy in 2003: Meeting the Post-Congress Challenges

by Yongnian Zheng, Liang Fook Lye, John Wong
     
 

With the new team of Chinese leaders at the helm following the successful hosting of the 16th Party Congress in November 2002, the attention of China's scholars has now shifted to the raft of challenges that await the new leadership. In the economic realm, there is unlikely to be any sharp changes in the direction of economic policy-making although the leadership…  See more details below

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With the new team of Chinese leaders at the helm following the successful hosting of the 16th Party Congress in November 2002, the attention of China's scholars has now shifted to the raft of challenges that await the new leadership. In the economic realm, there is unlikely to be any sharp changes in the direction of economic policy-making although the leadership faces a number of daunting issues, such as rising urban unemployment, potential rural unrest and the huge debt burden of state banks.In the political arena, power succession has only just begun even though leadership transition is almost complete. Jiang Zemin remains highly influential in his capacity as Chairman of the Central Military Commission. It is however unclear how the working relationship among the triumvirate Hu Jintao, Zeng Qinghong and Wen Jiabao will unfold. The jury is still out whether Hu Jintao can provide the leadership and vision to deal head-on with a number of burning issues, like corruption and the need for political reform.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789812383969
Publisher:
World Scientific Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/28/2003
Series:
East Asian Institute Contemporary China Series
Pages:
72
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.40(d)

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