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China's 19th Communist Party Congress fact sheet

China's 19th Communist Party Congress fact sheet

China's 19th Communist Party Congress fact sheet

China's 19th Communist Party Congress fact sheet

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Deborah Lehr & Leigh Wedell

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October 31, 2017

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Policy priorities included continuing the anti-corruption campaign, economic reform and further market opening for foreign firms, restructuring and professionalization of the military, improving central-provincial relations, handling the corporate and provincial debt issues, legal reform, upgrading the environment, and improving the standard and quality of life, especially in rural areas.

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Quick Take: U.S. positions firms for Belt and Road "Project of the Century"

Quick Take: U.S. positions firms for Belt and Road "Project of the Century"

Quick Take: U.S. positions firms for Belt and Road "Project of the Century"

Quick Take: U.S. positions firms for Belt and Road "Project of the Century"

In typical Chinese fashion, this week’s Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation went off in a big way in Beijing. On May 14 and 15, 1,500 delegates from over 130 nations -- represented by 29 foreign heads of state and more than 200 ministers -- participated in the Forum. The Chinese Government announced 270 deliverables and $124 billion in new investment.

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Xi’s green teams fight for the environment

Xi’s green teams fight for the environment

Xi’s green teams fight for the environment

Xi’s green teams fight for the environment

Chinese President Xi Jinping was an unexpected savior of the historic Paris Climate Summit last December. He offered far reaching Chinese commitments to reduce carbon emissions, and also provided necessary political momentum to finalize the difficult international negotiations.

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Overcoming the fear of failure: Boosting small business in China

Overcoming the fear of failure: Boosting small business in China

Overcoming the fear of failure: Boosting small business in China

Overcoming the fear of failure: Boosting small business in China

Is fear of failure hindering Chinese entrepreneurship? A new initiative by the Chinese government suggests that cultural sensitivity to failure may be preventing some Chinese businessmen from launching their own companies.

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Green building solutions for energy efficiency

Green building solutions for energy efficiency

Green building solutions for energy efficiency

Green building solutions for energy efficiency

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Deborah Lehr & Leigh Wedell

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February 3, 2015

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Increase the role of market forces: Reform of resource pricing in the energy sector will ensure more efficient supply and demand of energy. Use data more effectively: Tracking energy use would allow governments, building owners, utility companies and users to regulate their behavior in a more cost-effective manner.

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Why China’s mayors matter

Why China’s mayors matter

Why China’s mayors matter

Why China’s mayors matter

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Deborah Lehr & Leigh Wedell

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October 1, 2014

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Imagine relocating four of America’s top five city populations – Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, and Philadelphia – into new cities every year. That is what Chinese urbanization will look like.

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China’s enforcers: How Beijing keeps local leaders in line

China’s enforcers: How Beijing keeps local leaders in line

China’s enforcers: How Beijing keeps local leaders in line

China’s enforcers: How Beijing keeps local leaders in line

After 10 days investigating wayward provinces, the teams submitted a 1,000-page report with a simple conclusion: local leaders, looking out for their own financial interests, were consistently ignoring directives from Beijing.

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