CSR Blog: The Sixth Generation Leaders Poised to Continue Xi’s Legacy

By Joe Bauer As Xi Jinping 习近平 strode onto stage in October 2017 with six men in tow, observers were quick to point out that not a single one belonged to what is commonly known as China’s “sixth generation” of leadership. The seven men on stage together formed the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) Politburo Standing …

CSR Blog: How Local Politics Might Undermine China’s Environmental Policy Ambition

By Zhuoran Li Since the “Reform and Open Up” that began in 1978, China has achieved magnificent economic development. China’s real annual GDP grew 9.5 percent on average from 1979 to 2018. The World Bank describes the growth of China as “the fastest sustained expansion by a major economy in history.”[1] The economic growth not …

CSR Blog: Corruption and the Death Penalty in China: Political Win v. Criminal Law Development

By Yaxiang Liu and Grace Faerber On January 5th, China and the world were shocked when Lai Xiaomin (赖小民), former chairman of the state-controlled financial giant China Huarong Asset Management Corp. and vice minister-level Chinese Communist Party (CCP) cadre, was given a death sentence for pocketing bribes of approximately 1.8 billion RMB (just under $278 …