Eric X. Li

Snapshot
Eric X. Li

China's recent plenum has attracted widespread attention for its ambitious economic reform agenda. But the meeting also launched significant and, in some cases, unprecedented political reforms that will fundamentally alter how the world’s largest nation is governed.

Essay
Jan/Feb
2013
Eric X. Li

In the next decade, China will continue to rise, not fade. Its leaders will consolidate the one-party model and, in the process, challenge the West’s smug certainty about political development and the inevitable march toward electoral democracy.