Dazed and confused: NPC & CPPCC 2016

“Influenced by certain events, everyone is a bit dazed and doesn’t want to talk too much,” said Jiang Hong, a delegate of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), in an interview that captured the mood of this year’s Two Sessions and defined an increasingly acrimonious skirmish between the government and media figures and organizations that are seeing their autonomy dwindle … more

Weekly round-up: Ren Zhiqiang Disgraced

Highlights 1. Ren Zhiqiang Disgraced Heat rises on China tycoon Ren Zhiqiang — FT.com David Kelly, director of research at consultancy China Policy, said the affair had shocked Chinese society. “He’s crossed a line which is not just disrespectful to the emperor,” he said. “He represents a trend in society which is totally fed up. … more