In November 2013 China's ruling Communist Party, headed by Xi Jinping, held a widely anticipated meeting of its central committee. This plenary session approved a sixty point decision outlining a new wave of reforms. Some observers have hailed the document as an ambitious blueprint tackling many of the most important problems now facing China. Others have been more skeptical. Six experts from Penn’s Center for the Study of Contemporary China offer their perspectives on the meaning and significance of the proposed reforms.
Jacques deLisle (Stephen A. Cozen Professor of Law & Professor of Political Science; Director, Center for East Asian Studies)
Avery Goldstein (David M. Knott Professor of Global Politics and International Relations; Director of the Center for the Study of Contemporary China)
Neysun Mahboubi (Research Scholar of the Center for the Study of Contemporary China)
Marshall Meyer (Richard A. Sapp Professor Professor of Management)
Yuhua Wang (Assistant Professor of Political Science)
John Yasuda (Postdoctoral Fellow of the Center for the Study of Contemporary China)
*Co-sponsored by Knowlege by the Slice Program, School of Arts and Sciences