The Bo Xilai affair has transfixed observers from Beijing to Boston. But amid the intrigue, do not forget the importance of China’s recent National People’s Congress.
Premier Wen Jiabao’s report to the legislature covered every problem facing the country. He and his generation recognised China’s many ills. But these same issues have been highlighted every year — while the pace of reforms has slowed. It’s wise to separate good intentions from action.
Is there any way we can trust the policy messages coming out of the NPC? Continue reading »