Beijing has abandoned zero-COVID: ‘ten new measures’ released on 7 December spelt its end, closing the trusted pandemic playbook with bewildering speed…
For some policymakers in the PRC, talk of its fiscal demise is maliciously exaggerated. For actors downstream fiscal minefields are to be found around…

November 2022

Because it was said by a PRC policy wonk first… We’ve been tracking and mapping PRC policy and opinion, translating key documents and keeping abreast of…
Hey Beijing watchers! Well…what a difference a weekend makes. Are we now experiencing the 'two unprecendenteds'? The media so often dub Xi’s third term…
COVID has taken several turns for the worse in the PRC. Amid a record surge in cases, the National Health Commission surprised everyone on 11 November…
We kick off our coverage of top policy wonks with some celebrated veterans of the agriculture sector. Remember the faces—they will turn up often in ag…
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You may have pondered why vegetables in the PRC had little shelf life and strawberries were often spoiled before you even got them home…? Closed cold…
Amid the expected infrastructure boom to support GDP growth, the neglected rural sector looks set to benefit. Rural infrastructure spending stepped up…
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Hey Beijing watchers! A warm welcome to the new-look CHINA POLICY analysis. Here we now bring together our much loved (policycn.com) and much welcomed…

October 2022

The stern tone of the 20th Party Congress and the tightening unity around ‘Comrade Xi Jinping as the core’ was amplified by the Central Discipline…
Cadre promotion and removal are front and centre in a newly issued CCP Central Committee document. ‘Personal’ morality and following central policy are…

August 2022

Ag production is staggering under record heat and drought. Rice in the south, the top staple crop, is in big trouble. Extreme weather exposes…