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David Gitter

David Gitter

David Gitter is a D.C. based consultant on Chinese politics and foreign affairs and the editor of the Party Watch weekly intelligence report. Previously, he worked in various research capacities in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy (OUSDP), the Congressional Research Service (CRS), Project 2049 Institute, and the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) focusing on China and broader Asian security issues. Mr. Gitter received his MA in Asian Studies from the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University and his BA in Political Science from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He has lived and studied in Beijing, China and has working proficiency in Mandarin.

How Beijing Uses People-to-People Ties as Leverage Over Taiwan
October 01, 2016
How Beijing Uses People-to-People Ties as Leverage Over Taiwan
Beijing hopes to convince Taiwanese to pressure their government into more politically accommodating positions.
How Beijing Uses People-to-People Ties as Leverage Over Taiwan
The Chinese Communist Party International Department: Overlooked yet Ever Present
August 08, 2016
The Chinese Communist Party International Department: Overlooked yet Ever Present
Even seasoned China hands have often overlooked one of the most authoritative channels of CPC influence and power.
The Chinese Communist Party International Department: Overlooked yet Ever Present
Does China Care About the South China Sea Ruling?
July 15, 2016
Does China Care About the South China Sea Ruling?
And if not, can Beijing be made to care?
Does China Care About the South China Sea Ruling?
Why China Both Loves and Fears the Rule of Law
June 25, 2016
Why China Both Loves and Fears the Rule of Law
Beijing recognizes the importance of a reliable legal system, but fears the challenge lawyers could pose to the CCP.
Why China Both Loves and Fears the Rule of Law
China's Innovation Dream: Mission Impossible?
June 10, 2016
China's Innovation Dream: Mission Impossible?
Chinese innovation will be stifled by political limits and censorship, unless the Party is willing to make a change.
China's Innovation Dream: Mission Impossible?
Is China’s Period of Strategic Opportunity Over?
May 28, 2016
Is China’s Period of Strategic Opportunity Over?
China's growing assertiveness reflects the fear that its period of strategic opportunity is drawing to a close.
Is China’s Period of Strategic Opportunity Over?
How Can China’s Intellectuals Be Managed?
May 20, 2016
How Can China’s Intellectuals Be Managed?
How China's United Front Work Department tries to channel input from non-party intellectuals.
How Can China’s Intellectuals Be Managed?
Chinese Communist Party Education: Now New and Improved
May 13, 2016
Chinese Communist Party Education: Now New and Improved
The CCP is using a two-pronged approach to ensure discipline among its cadres.
Chinese Communist Party Education: Now New and Improved
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