While Chinese state propaganda touts the value of hard work to realise the 'Chinese Dream', in reality, many are forced to gamble for a shot at prosperity
Part one of our collection of blog postings from writers and activists looking to the year ahead.
The semi-official narrative surrounding the downfall of Bo Xilai reflects tensions over the role of the state amid the global financial crisis.
The ousting of Bo Xilai as Party chief of Chonqing municipality is about much more than the murder of a British businessman. Structural factors among China's ruling elites made his departure a shock, but not a surprise.