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Kerry Brown

Kerry Brown is Professor of Chinese Studies and Director of the Lau China Institute at King’s College, London, and an Associate Fellow at Chatham House, London.

He is the author of The New Emperors (I.B. Tauris, 2014), a book on the leadership of modern China.

The 3 Known Unknowns of Xi Jinping’s China
August 10, 2017
The 3 Known Unknowns of Xi Jinping’s China
There are plenty of things we know about China under Xi Jinping -- what do we know we don't know?
The 3 Known Unknowns of Xi Jinping’s China
Liu Xiaobo and the Moral Critique of Contemporary China
July 24, 2017
Liu Xiaobo and the Moral Critique of Contemporary China
Liu's sharpest critiques of the Party were not political, but moral.
Liu Xiaobo and the Moral Critique of Contemporary China
The Curious Case of Ideas in Modern Chinese Politics
July 07, 2017
The Curious Case of Ideas in Modern Chinese Politics
Ideas and political debates matter in China, probably more than ever.
The Curious Case of Ideas in Modern Chinese Politics
What Is China's Meddling in Australia Actually Buying?
June 26, 2017
What Is China's Meddling in Australia Actually Buying?
Of all major liberal, multi-party democracies, Australia may be the most exposed to China.
What Is China's Meddling in Australia Actually Buying?
The Meaning of Tiananmen: 28 Years Later
June 05, 2017
The Meaning of Tiananmen: 28 Years Later
Revisiting the official verdict on the morning of June 4, 1989 would be dangerous for China's Communist Party.
The Meaning of Tiananmen: 28 Years Later
On the Chinese Campaign Trail: The Path to the 19th Party Congress
May 15, 2017
On the Chinese Campaign Trail: The Path to the 19th Party Congress
Imagining what Xi Jinping would say if he had to campaign for re-election in a multi-party contest.
On the Chinese Campaign Trail: The Path to the 19th Party Congress
China’s Geopolitical Aims: The Curious Case of the 16-Plus-1
May 03, 2017
China’s Geopolitical Aims: The Curious Case of the 16-Plus-1
What the odd grouping of 16 Central and European countries says about China's global role.
China’s Geopolitical Aims: The Curious Case of the 16-Plus-1
China’s Quest to Marginalize the US Hits a North Korea-Sized Snag
April 20, 2017
China’s Quest to Marginalize the US Hits a North Korea-Sized Snag
China's plan to globally circumvent the U.S. is working. There's just one problem: North Korea.
China’s Quest to Marginalize the US Hits a North Korea-Sized Snag
How China Lost the United States
March 20, 2017
How China Lost the United States
Beijing misread Obama and set the relationship back. It must avoid repeating the same mistake.
How China Lost the United States
North Korea Continues Its Streak of Messing Things Up for China
February 23, 2017
North Korea Continues Its Streak of Messing Things Up for China
With friends like these, who needs enemies?
North Korea Continues Its Streak of Messing Things Up for China
China, the US, and Russia: The Art of Love
February 07, 2017
China, the US, and Russia: The Art of Love
The potential for a sunny U.S.-Russia relationship is derailing China's own diplomatic plans.
China, the US, and Russia: The Art of Love
Trump: The True New Maoist
January 19, 2017
Trump: The True New Maoist
Mao's true heir is not Xi Jinping, but the new U.S. president.
Trump: The True New Maoist
What All of China's New Leaders in 2017 Will Have in Common
January 05, 2017
What All of China's New Leaders in 2017 Will Have in Common
As the Party Congress looms, all those elevated will share one thing: loyalty to the center.
What All of China's New Leaders in 2017 Will Have in Common
China and the Fear of Failure
December 19, 2016
China and the Fear of Failure
China's system is not designed to acknowledge the reality of failure.
China and the Fear of Failure
China in the Crosshairs of Anti-Globalization Trend
December 02, 2016
China in the Crosshairs of Anti-Globalization Trend
Why it is time for China to adopt a more generous, sympathetic attitude toward other countries.
China in the Crosshairs of Anti-Globalization Trend
New Hopes, Old Fears: China’s 19th Party Congress
December 01, 2016
New Hopes, Old Fears: China’s 19th Party Congress
The Congress will do far more than determine China’s next leaders. It will decide the fate of the Communist Party itself.
New Hopes, Old Fears: China’s 19th Party Congress
Does China Really Want to Lead the World Order?
November 22, 2016
Does China Really Want to Lead the World Order?
Despite the alarmist rhetoric we have seen, it is far from clear that this is the case.
Does China Really Want to Lead the World Order?
China and the Problem of Elites
November 08, 2016
China and the Problem of Elites
What does China's anti-elitism streak mean for the Communist Party?
China and the Problem of Elites
China's Succession Games
October 24, 2016
China's Succession Games
Speculating about China's next leaders distracts from the real issues: the Party's policy debates.
China's Succession Games
A Post-Brexit UK Rapprochement With China? Don't Count On It
October 10, 2016
A Post-Brexit UK Rapprochement With China? Don't Count On It
London may be forced to turn to Beijing, but China has bigger fish to fry.
A Post-Brexit UK Rapprochement With China? Don't Count On It
Xi Jinping as Mao’s Heir? Smashing Chinese Family Dominance
September 24, 2016
Xi Jinping as Mao’s Heir? Smashing Chinese Family Dominance
Xi does have one thing in common with Mao Zedong: a desire to eliminate China's reliance on renqing.
Xi Jinping as Mao’s Heir? Smashing Chinese Family Dominance
The Most Dangerous Problem in Asia: China-Japan Relations
August 31, 2016
The Most Dangerous Problem in Asia: China-Japan Relations
China and Japan have a thousand year history of fighting each other. What if that pattern repeats itself?
The Most Dangerous Problem in Asia: China-Japan Relations
The One Place in Asia China Would Embrace More US Involvement
August 22, 2016
The One Place in Asia China Would Embrace More US Involvement
Beijing would welcome more engagement between the U.S. and North Korea -- and Washington should consider it.
The One Place in Asia China Would Embrace More US Involvement
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