How Stable is China?
In the wake of the Bo Xilai scandal, Ian Johnson, Roderick MacFarquhar and Orville Schell assess China’s recent political upheavals and its upcoming change of leadership in the following discussion at the Asia Society.
Ian Johnson first went to China in 1984 and has lived there off and on for a dozen years. He was bureau chief for the Wall Street Journal, where he won a Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of China. He has also won two Overseas Press Club awards for his work on China and Asian economics.
He is currently affiliated with the New York Times and working on a book about grassroots change in China. His articles also appear in the New York Review of Books, the New York Times Sunday Magazine, Foreign Policy and the Journal of Chinese Religions. He has been a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University and a fellow at the Open Society Institute.