China is changing
The Third Plenum of the Communist Party of the Peoples’ Republic of China marks a turning-point in all areas of Chinese life – with consequences for Israel.
The Third Plenum of the Communist Party of the Peoples’ Republic of China is now history. In a lifetime of following events like this one, I have never seen such a range of opinions concerning its significance, from “There is nothing new” to “A major turning point for Chinese society.”
One excellent analyst, for example, wrote: “The Plenum heralds an era of economic centralization, austerity for the popular masses and political repression.” Another, commenting on the same event, remember, wrote: “All [decisions] point to the opening of a new chapter for comprehensive change in China”. An equally excellent and highly qualified analyst proclaims: “From the decision it can clearly [be seen] that reform in China is no longer limited to ‘economic reform’, the ‘comprehensive reform’ to be pursued by Xi and premier Li extends to every corner of Chinese society.”