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July 2015

The Future of "Rule According to Law" in China

Kjeld Erik Brødsgaard, Carl Minzner, Stanley Lubman, Donald Clarke, Ling Li and Jacques deLisle

Roundtables

This Asia Policy roundtable contains six essays that discuss the Fourth Plenum’s focus on legal reform and its effects on the relationship between the CCP and the judicial system.

July 2015

Nicholas R. Lardy's Markets over Mao: The Rise of Private Business in China

Charles W. Freeman III, Joseph Fewsmith, Michael Pettis, Kellee S. Tsai, Nicholas R. Lardy and Yukon Huang

Book Review Roundtable

In this book review roundtable, five experts discuss Nicholas R. Lardy's "Markets over Mao: The Rise of Private Business in China," followed by a response essay from the author.

July 2015

Why Can’t We Be Friends? Assessing the Operational Value of Engaging PLA Leadership

James P. Nolan

Articles

This article examines if trust can be established between U.S. and Chinese military leaders and what operational value can be derived from those personal relationships.

July 2015

Conclusion: Stronger and More Professional Courts—But Still Under Party Control

Stanley Lubman

Roundtables

This essay is part of the roundtable "The Future of 'Rule According to Law' in China."

July 2015

Legal Reform in the Xi Jinping Era

Carl Minzner

Roundtables

This essay is part of the roundtable "The Future of 'Rule According to Law' in China."

July 2015

Chinese Characteristics of the “Socialist Rule of Law”: Will the Fourth Plenum Cure the Problems of the Chinese Judicial System?

Ling Li

Roundtables

This essay is part of the roundtable "The Future of 'Rule According to Law' in China."

July 2015

Assessing the Fourth Plenum of the Chinese Communist Party: Personnel Management and Corruption

Kjeld Erik Brødsgaard

Roundtables

This essay is part of the roundtable "The Future of 'Rule According to Law' in China."

July 2015

The Rule of Law with Xi-Era Characteristics: Law for Economic Reform, Anticorruption, and Illiberal Politics

Jacques deLisle

Roundtables

This essay is part of the roundtable "The Future of 'Rule According to Law' in China."

July 2015

China’s Legal System and the Fourth Plenum

Donald Clarke

Roundtables

This essay is part of the roundtable "The Future of 'Rule According to Law' in China."

June 2015

China and Indo-U.S. Relations: An Emerging Triangle?

Policy Brief

Shivshankar Menon (Brookings Institution) argues that despite increasing convergence between the United States and India on China, a strategic triangle has not yet emerged. He discusses options for strengthening bilateral Indo-U.S. cooperation and initiating new trilateral dialogues.

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