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Chinese Succession and Chinese Foreign Policy

Chinese Succession and Chinese Foreign Policy
Editor’s Note: This article was originally published on CNN’s website on April 19, 2012. It can be found here. It is reprinted here with the authors’ permission. By Neil K. Shenai & Bernard Geoxavier Two weeks ago, Chinese President Hu Jintao published an editorial in The People’s Liberation Army Daily reaffirming the PLA’s loyalty to the Chinese Communist Party. His article... 

Bo Xilai and the Politics of Chinese Succession

Bo Xilai and the Politics of Chinese Succession
Editor’s Note: This article was originally published on CNN’s website on March 28, 2012. It can be found here. It is reprinted here with the authors’ permission. By Neil K. Shenai & Bernard Geoxavier On March 15, the Chinese Communist Party announced the removal of Chongqing Party Chief Bo Xilai, a popular ‘Princeling’ leader, famous for his anti-corruption efforts and dogged support... 

Why Chinese Succession Matters

Why Chinese Succession Matters
By Bernard Geoxavier and Neil K. Shenai Editor’s Note: This article was originally published on CNN’s website on March 14, 2012. It can be found here. It is reprinted here with the authors’ permission. On Wednesday, March 14th, the Chinese Communist Party reaffirmed that Xi Jinping would succeed Hu Jintao as the Party’s General Secretary and seventh President of the People’s Republic...