China is a country of big numbers. Not only does it boast the world’s largest population, but it also has the world’s biggest political party overseeing what is probably the world’s largest bureaucracy. How does this system not only function, but manage on occasion to roll out deep policy reforms at speed?

On this Policy Forum Pod, Ryan Manuel takes a look the accomplishments, confusions and contradictions of the Chinese political system, and whether or not other countries could learn a thing or two from China when it comes to policy.

Dr Ryan Manuel is a postdoctoral fellow at the Australian Centre on China in the World (CIW) at The Australian National University. He was formerly a political risk analyst, a management consultant with the Boston Consulting Group and a senior China analyst with the Australian government.

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