This brief presents an alternative view to Minxin Pei, arguing that while China faces daunting challenges, it has also undertaken significant institutional reforms.
This policy brief attempts to challenge three popular views on China.
It is unwarranted or too early to conclude that China’s transition is ‘trapped’, legally and politically. Judging the level of China’s political and legal reform and development, and whether it is adequate to the challenges it faces, is problematic.
A response to the reflections on Minxin Pei's book, China's Trapped Transition.
This policy brief argues that Minxin Pei’s China’s Trapped Transition: The Limits of Developmental Autocracy contains a number of useful insights into the political economy of contemporary China.