Gang Chen is Senior Research Fellow at the East Asian Institute, National University of Singapore. He is the single author of The Politics of Disaster Management in China: Institutions, Interest Groups, and Social Participation, New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016. His research papers have appeared in internationally-refereed journals such as Asia Pacific Business Review, The Copenhagen Journal of Asian Studies, The International Spectator, The Polar Journal, China: An International Journal, The Chinese Journal of International Politics, and The Journal of East Asian Affairs.
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By Gang Chen - 30 May 2017
When world leaders gathered in Beijing for the first Belt and Road Forum in May 2017, they were greeted by clear blue skies. However, five days after the conclusion of the Forum, Beijing residents braced for another round of polluted days caused by photochemical smog.
By Gang Chen - 13 Dec 2016
The four general military headquarters, Staff, Politics, Logistics and Armament, constituted the superstructure of the PLA’s central command system. After the restructuring, these four departments now have to share this prestigious status with 11 newly-promoted agencies and commissions.
The Xi Jinping-Li Keqiang leadership faced the daunting challenges of reviving the anaemic economy and pushing through a domestic restructuring programme.
The chronic smog problems afflicting major Chinese cities like Beijing and Shanghai have grown even bigger in the past few years while the country’s GDP growth decelerated.
After 30 years of gradual economic reform, the party-state’s partially marketized economy has become a hotbed for more high-stake and high-level corruption cases.