As one of the nation’s top analysts of China’s core leadership, Brookings Institution Research Director Cheng Li has been frequently quoted in the American press commenting on the major changes announced at the 18th Party Congress. Below are three links featuring Li’s in-depth analysis to guide Americans watching the Chinese leadership transition.
"Opportunity Lost? Inside China's Leadership Transition" is an article by Li in Foreign Policy published on November 16. After scrutinizing the new Politburo Standing Committee, Li concludes, “All this means that China's much-needed political reform may be delayed. Public demand for a more competitive, more institutionalized, more transparent political system will, however, only become stronger.”A Brookings Institution panel discussion on China’s new leadership and implications for U.S.-China relations was broadcast on C-SPAN on November 19, with Li, Kenneth G. Lieberthal of Brookings John L. Thornton China Center, and J. Stapleton Roy, Director of the Kissinger Institute on China and the United States at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.