No Fundamental Change in China’s Economic Policy

With China’s new leadership selected during the 18th Party Congress of the Chinese Communist Party, and with President Obama about to embark on a second term, the U.S. and China must consider a path forward for their sometimes bumpy but critically important relationship. Moreover, the U.S. must understand that China has to sort through a host of domestic issues as well.

Senior Fellow Kenneth Lieberthal says China’s new Premier Li Keqiang will take on the task of China’s economic and trade policies; he may have some new ideas in these matters but he won’t be able to institute reforms or make decisions on his own.