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Is Xi Jinping Changing China’s Course? Reforms Under the New Leadership in Beijing

Jacques deLisle

Director - Asia Program
Steven A. Cozen Professor of Law, University of Pennsylvania -

Avery Goldstein

Senior Fellow - Asia Program
David M. Knott Professor of Global Politics and International Relations, University of Pennsylvania -

Neysun Mahboubi

Research Scholar, Center for the Study of Contemporary China, University of Pennsylvania -

Marshall Meyer

Tsai Wan-Tsai Professor of Management, University of Pennsylvania -

Yuhua Wang

Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Pennsylvania -

John Yasuda

Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for the Study of Contemporary China, University of Pennsylvania -

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Is Xi Jinping Changing China’s Course? Reforms Under the New Leadership in Beijing (Audio)

In November 2013 China’s ruling Communist Party, headed by Xi Jinping, held a widely anticipated meeting of its central committee. This plenary session approved a sixty point decision outlining a new wave of reforms. Some observers have hailed the document as an ambitious blueprint tackling many of the most important problems now facing China. Others have been more skeptical. Six experts from Penn’s Center for the Study of Contemporary China offer their perspectives on the meaning and significance of the proposed reforms.

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