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Doing Business in Xi’s China

Since Xi Jinping came to power, a lot has changed in China and business is no exception. ‘Chinese characteristics’ have always influenced business practices, but lately, the meaning of this phrase has changed. The environment is becoming more dangerous for companies that reach a certain level of clout, some sectors are favored, while others get the short end of the stick. Undoubtedly, politics is back with full force in the Chinese economy.

Reshuffles of Provincial Leadership in China Signal Evolving Nature of Xi Jinping’s Power

The time between the Chinese Communist Party Congress in October last year and the beginning of the new term of the National People’s Congress in March may seem like a political off-season. However, this transitional period between the selection of the Party leadership and the new State Council is filled with the reshuffle of numerous vital posts, including in the provincial leadership teams. These personal moves can say a lot about the dynamics of power within the party.