Category: Joseph Fewsmith

Chen Xitong, Beijing Mayor During Tiananmen Protests, Dies at 82

June 5th, 2013 in 2013, Bloomberg, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Joseph Fewsmith, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Chen Xitong, the mayor of Beijing during the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests who served jail time for corruption and later condemned the student crackdown he was portrayed as engineering, has died…

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“If Zhao’s account is correct, and most accounts that I know of concur, then Chen Xitong played a critical role in depicting the situation in ways that made it seem more out of control than it was — prompting Deng’s harsh response.”

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Here’s What BMW Has Learned About Chinese Consumer Habits And Preferences

May 3rd, 2013 in 2013, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, International Business Times, Joseph Fewsmith, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Like all other major car companies, Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (FRA:BMW) is looking to China not just to offset the downturn in Europe but also because China is where the most lucrative growth in the global auto market will take place in the foreseeable future…

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Ex-China Leader Steps Back, Fueling Speculation

January 23rd, 2013 in 2013, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Joseph Fewsmith, New York Times, Newsmakers 0 comments

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A decade after he stepped down as China’s top leader, the powerful Communist Party elder Jiang Zemin has used the death of a former rival to signal that he may allow his political shadow to recede and give the nation’s newest leader more room to consolidate his authority…

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U.S. Family of Mao’s General Assimilates, Votes for Obama

December 27th, 2012 in 2012, Bloomberg, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Joseph Fewsmith, Newsmakers 0 comments

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The middle-aged Chinese woman who answers the door apologizes for the wait as she stands in the entryway, sporting leopard-print slippers…

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US and China vie for influence in SE Asia

November 23rd, 2012 in 2012, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Financial Times, Joseph Fewsmith, Newsmakers 0 comments

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When Air Force One touched down in Cambodia this week, Barack Obama became the first US president to visit the country…

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China’s 18th National Congress & The Future of Chinese Christianity

November 19th, 2012 in 2012, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Joseph Fewsmith, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Joseph Fewsmith, College of Arts & Sciences

While discerning China’s political landscape is about as simple as reading a map of Middle-earth in Elvish to predict the lunar cycles of Gondor in the Third Age, what is clear is that China’s 18th National Congress will hold major global economic ramifications…

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A Promise to Tackle China’s Problems, but Few Hints of a Shift in Path

November 16th, 2012 in 2012, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Joseph Fewsmith, New York Times, Newsmakers 0 comments

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China’s new leader, Xi Jinping, impressed many people with a plain-spoken promise to address problems in the country’s ruling party on Thursday, but his new leadership team offered few clues as to a clear shift in direction…

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Xi presents new face of China’s socialism

November 15th, 2012 in 2012, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Financial Times, Joseph Fewsmith, Newsmakers 0 comments

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When China was waiting for its new leader on Thursday morning, CCTV, the national broadcaster, passed the time with some propaganda…

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Forum divided on China’s push for political dialogue

November 13th, 2012 in 2012, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Joseph Fewsmith, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Academics participating in a roundtable seminar hosted by the Institute for National Policy Research and the Mainland Affairs Council yesterday were divided on whether China would step up its efforts for political dialogue with Taiwan over the next three years…

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China Party Meets to Anoint Next Leaders

November 8th, 2012 in 2012, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Joseph Fewsmith, Newsmakers, Wall Street Journal 0 comments

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As China launches a once-a-decade transition of power at a Communist Party Congress that opens Thursday, the burning question is: Will the new lineup of leaders to be willing and able to radically overhaul an ossified political system and a growth model that has run out of steam?…

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