China politics en China's Party hangs on to status quo <p>HONG KONG &mdash; &ldquo;This is the Brezhnevization of the Party,&rdquo; says David Zweig, a China politics expert at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. &ldquo;Instead of having guts and stepping forward with reform, they&rsquo;re going to try and hold on.&rdquo;</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> China politics World Leaders China Political Risk Thu, 15 Nov 2012 13:24:00 +0000 Benjamin Carlson 5726102 at Average Chinese are awash in consumer bliss <p>&ldquo;My personal experience shows the change in China has been incredibly quick. My generation is the first real middle class. My friends and I have good education, stable jobs, and our income has increased.&rdquo;</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> China economy China politics inequality Middle Class Business Want to Know China Wed, 10 Jul 2013 10:03:18 +0000 Benjamin Carlson 5874973 at China arrests dozens of citizens seeking to uphold their constitution <p style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px;">HONG KONG &mdash; Since President Xi Jinping took power late last year, he has paid frequent lip service to the idea that China&nbsp;<a href="" style="font-size: 13px;" target="_blank">must</a>&nbsp;&ldquo;firmly establish&rdquo; the rule of law and uphold its constitution. (Yes, China&nbsp;<a href="" style="font-size: 13px;" target="_blank">has a constitution</a>.) So why has China begun a crackdown on activists who are calling for the very same things?</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> China politics Want to Know Politics China Wed, 14 Aug 2013 10:08:00 +0000 Benjamin Carlson 5909195 at