China has its distinctive impact in the world, and the “China Model” has become a unique developmental path amongst different political systems. However, for many scholars and politicians, Chinese politics is puzzling. Academia is prone to name it a “Black box” in that many researchers reckon that the Chinese regime remains semitransparent and even authoritative. To be pragmatic, Chinese politics is easy to understand, and the primary point is to focus on the leadership and to go in the inner system. This presentation attempts to explain China’s governance and reform, and further offer a basic description of Chinese politics and reform, especially after the 19th CCP’s National Conference. Briefly, to open up the “Black box” that what on earth is the direction China is ploughing ahead.
Liwei Zhang is a PhD candidate in political science at Jilin University, China. His research interests include political theory, the Chinese government and environmental governance. Liwei Zhang has many experiences of field study on Chinese government and society, and he is a student member of the American society of public administration as well.