China Currents

A Journal of the China Research Center

Current Issue | 2014: Volume 13, Number 2

Special Issue: Introduction

Special Issue analyzing the "Decision of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China on Some Major Issues Concerning comprehensively Deepening Reform of the Socialist Market Economic System," issued at the Third Plenum of the Eighteenth Party Congress. Guest Editor: Stephen Herschler   China watchers are to Third Plenums of Chinese Communist Party Congresses as film buffs are to the Oscars. One reason is the storied history of Third Plenum Decisions in the post-Mao era. Two of them marked epochal shifts in China’s political economy. The first, officially designated by the Party as “history’s…

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