Asia Policy 20 (July 2015)
Asia Policy 20 features a roundtable on the future of China’s “rule according to law” initiative and articles on the value of trust between U.S. and Chinese military officers, the direction of the Australia-Japan strategic partnership, and the prospects for population movements inside North Korea after a governmental collapse. The issue also includes a book review roundtable on Nicholas R. Lardy’s book Markets over Mao: The Rise of Private Business in China.
Table of Contents
The Future of "Rule According to Law" in China
Carl Minzner, Donald Clarke, Ling Li, Jacques deLisle, Kjeld Erik Brødsgaard and Stanley Lubman
Legal Reform in the Xi Jinping Era
China’s Legal System and the Fourth Plenum
Chinese Characteristics of the “Socialist Rule of Law”: Will the Fourth Plenum Cure the Problems of the Chinese Judicial System?
The Rule of Law with Xi-Era Characteristics: Law for Economic Reform, Anticorruption, and Illiberal Politics
Assessing the Fourth Plenum of the Chinese Communist Party: Personnel Management and Corruption
Kjeld Erik Brødsgaard
Conclusion: Stronger and More Professional Courts—But Still Under Party Control
Why Can’t We Be Friends? Assessing the Operational Value of Engaging PLA Leadership
James P. Nolan
From Strategic Partnership to Strategic Alliance? Australia-Japan Security Ties and the Asia-Pacific
Thomas S. Wilkins
Internal Migration in North Korea: Preparation for Governmental Disruption
Book Review Roundtable
Nicholas R. Lardy's Markets over Mao: The Rise of Private Business in China
Kellee S. Tsai, Michael Pettis, Yukon Huang, Joseph Fewsmith, Charles W. Freeman III and Nicholas R. Lardy
The State of China's Economic Miracle
Kellee S. Tsai
Distortions in the Balance Sheet Matter to China's Growth
Who Is Responsible for China's Growth: The State or the Private Sector?
Where's the Government?
The Contradictions of China's Political Economy
Charles W. Freeman III
Author's Response: China Has Grown Because It Has Grown More Capitalist
Nicholas R. Lardy