Ethnic Policy in China: Is Reform Inevitable?

Author
James Leibold
Content Type
Policy Brief
Institution
East-West Center
Abstract
Balancing ethnocultural diversity and dignity with national integration and interethnic cohesion has been a constant challenge for Chinese policymakers. With a sizeable ethnic minority population, China has long been engaged in this delicate balancing act. Despite episodic conflict, it could be argued that the Communist Party of China (CPC) has, especially since the 1976 death of Mao Zedong, done a relatively competent job of containing ethnic tensions.
Topic
Ethnic Conflict, Human Rights, Human Welfare, Governance
Political Geography
China, Israel