Ask an analyst: China’s challenges
March 4th, 2013
10:41 PM ET

Ask an analyst: China’s challenges

This is the first in a new weekly series on GPS offering readers the chance to pose questions to leading analysts on key global issues.

China’s annual legislative session begins Tuesday as thousands of delegates from across the country gather for a meeting that will officially vote for the new leadership.

Few surprises are likely in what will be a carefully choreographed two-week session. But with territorial disputes, questions over the state of the economy and accusations that his country is engaged in widespread cyber espionage, President Xi Jinping has plenty on his plate.

Evan Osnos, China correspondent for the New Yorker, will be taking questions from GPS readers to help them make sense of the key challenges Xi faces. Please leave your questions on China for Evan in the comments section, and GPS will select the best questions for a response.

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  1. H

    Mr. Osnos,
    CBS's 60 minutes recently featured a story about an impending chinese real estate bubble. How does the chines government plan to take steps more effective than ones taken previously like a "one house law". Further, one analyst interviewed by CBS suggested that an arab spring like revolution could arise if a significant burst in the bubble occurs. Is the communist party aware of this and are they in any way ready to combat it?
    Thanks!

    March 4, 2013 at 11:24 pm | Reply
    • Tron San

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      波茨坦宣言規定了日本之主權必將限於本州島、北海道、九州島、四國以及同盟國所決定之其他小島之內

      日本是接受波茨坦宣言投降的,在和中國以及俄羅斯的關係上,此規定對日本當然有效力,日本無法抗拒

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      March 5, 2013 at 5:47 pm | Reply
  2. Dhirender kaul

    Three, highly orchestrated and internationally responded, issues - purging of Bo Xilai, expatriation of the blind advocate to the U S A, and persistent secessionist phenomenon in the Muslim dominated province in China – represent, respectively, three three serious political trends i.e. crime, human rights violation and sub-national liberation from the republic. These issues have the prospects of shaking the foundations of the Chinese republic as these are politically relative and can have disruptive implications. How do the legislators plan to address the issues ?

    March 5, 2013 at 2:46 am | Reply
    • Maersk

      You sound exactly like a typical American kwok zucking kwok zucker who has zucked his uncle's limply kwok one time too many and swallowed one mouthful too much. I suggest that you take a look at the kum that is ozzing out of your kwok zucking mouth.

      March 5, 2013 at 4:04 am | Reply
      • 1Courageous

        To whomever is screening these comments, what Maersk is saying isn't Chinese, just read it aloud phonetically and you'll realize what garbage he's spewing and it's tarnishing this news segment. He said the exact same thing on the regular CNN site and I'm pretty sure was banned for it, you might want to do the same

        March 6, 2013 at 1:38 pm |
  3. j. von hettlingen

    Mr. Osnos, China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) has always defended the party as much as national borders. Its Central Military Affairs Commission is an "éminence grise". Does it dictate the polices of the standing committee of Politburo?

    March 5, 2013 at 6:58 am | Reply
  4. me

    Why wasn't the State of China address carried on North American media, the BBC picked it up? We are talking about a nation of 1.35 Billion people, you would think we should pay attention.

    March 6, 2013 at 12:53 am | Reply
  5. hen na gaijin

    Not to mention a military confrontation in the S China Sea.

    March 10, 2013 at 6:28 am | Reply
  6. Stan

    Mr. Osnos,

    Every writer out there seems to have a different opinion on whether the incoming President is a reformer who wants to continue to transform China, or if he is a conservative who doesn't want to make such changes. How do you see Xi Jinping and the new government?

    March 14, 2013 at 11:08 am | Reply

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