Donald Clarke is a Professor at the George Washington University Law School in Washington, DC, where he specialises in modern Chinese law, focusing particularly on corporate governance, Chinese legal institutions, and China's economic reforms. In addition to his academic work, he founded and maintains Chinalaw, the leading internet listserv on Chinese law, and writes at The China Collection blog. He received his J.D. degree from Harvard Law School, where he was an editor at the Harvard Law Review. He is a member of the New York bar and the Council on Foreign Relations.
I rarely disagree with my friend and colleague, the always insightful Ling Li, but I cannot go along with her most recent analysis of Party leadership and the succession issue (Li 2021). She suggests that Xi Jinping may reactivate the office of Chairman of the Party Central Committee at the twentieth Party Congress in 2022. […]