Category: Joseph Fewsmith

Hu Jintao’s legacy: A strong but strained China

November 7th, 2012 in 2012, Associated Press, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Joseph Fewsmith, Newsmakers 0 comments

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As Hu Jintao steps down as head of China’s Communist Party after 10 years in power, he’s hearing something unusual for a Chinese leader: sharp criticism…

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As China Awaits New Leadership, Liberals Look to a Provincial Party Chief

November 6th, 2012 in College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Joseph Fewsmith, New York Times, Newsmakers 0 comments

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As the once-a-decade tussle over how to fill seats in the Communist Party’s supreme ruling body enters its final days,…

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Bo Xilai saga nears the end game

September 28th, 2012 in 2012, CNN.com, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Joseph Fewsmith, Newsmakers 0 comments

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The Bo Xilai saga — the incredible story of elite politics, murder, intrigue and betrayal — seems to be winding down with the trial and sentencing of Wang Lijun…

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Defense pleads leniency for Chinese police chief at center of scandal

September 18th, 2012 in 2012, CNN.com, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Joseph Fewsmith, Newsmakers 0 comments

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A Chinese court adjourned the public trial Tuesday of a police chief who triggered one of China’s biggest political scandals in decades by famously seeking refuge in a U.S. consulate in February…

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Trial date set for police chief at center of China scandal

September 14th, 2012 in 2012, CNN.com, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Joseph Fewsmith, Newsmakers 0 comments

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A former senior police official, whose attempt in February to seek asylum in a U.S. consulate triggered the most serious political crisis in China in decades, will stand trial Tuesday on charges of defection and bribe-taking, a court official told CNN on Friday…

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Chinese Party Elders Step Back In

September 7th, 2012 in 2012, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Joseph Fewsmith, Newsmakers, Wall Street Journal 0 comments

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Former President Jiang Zemin was widely thought to be on his deathbed in July 2011 after he was rushed to a military hospital in Beijing with severe heart problems, according to people with connections to the Communist Party leadership…

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Former Chinese police chief charged with defection, bribe-taking

September 5th, 2012 in 2012, CNN.com, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Joseph Fewsmith, Newsmakers 0 comments

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A former senior police official, whose attempt in February to seek asylum in a U.S. Consulate triggered the most serious political crisis in China in decades, has been charged with defection and bribe-taking, the authorities announced Wednesday…

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China Faces New Scandal Over Crash Of a Ferrari

September 3rd, 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 carefully scripted leadership transition appears to have suffered another glitch: a fatal car crash involving a Ferrari, a privileged son and two women…

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Hu Ally Sidelined as China’s Leaders Jockey Before Handover

September 3rd, 2012 in 2012, Bloomberg, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Joseph Fewsmith, Newsmakers 0 comments

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China’s Communist Party replaced Ling Jihua, an ally of Hu Jintao, as head of the office that oversees security for the country’s top leaders, signaling the outgoing president may have fewer proteges on the ruling Politburo after a leadership transition later this year…

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Exclusive: China considers downgrading domestic security tsar in next line-up

August 29th, 2012 in 2012, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Joseph Fewsmith, Newsmakers, Reuters 0 comments

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China’s Communist Party is considering downgrading the role of domestic security chief as part of a move to a new and smaller top elite, reflecting fears that the position has become too powerful, sources said…

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