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Yang Hengjun

Yang Hengjun

Yang Hengjun is a Chinese independent scholar, novelist, and blogger. He once worked in the Chinese Foreign Ministry and as a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council in Washington, DC. Yang received his Ph.D. from the University of Technology, Sydney in Australia. His Chinese language blog is featured on major Chinese current affairs and international relations portals and his pieces receive millions of hits. Yang’s blog can be accessed at www.yanghengjun.com

How Far Is China From Another Cultural Revolution?
May 07, 2016
How Far Is China From Another Cultural Revolution?
Corruption and popular discontent led to one of China's most tumultuous periods. Could it happen again?
How Far Is China From Another Cultural Revolution?
How US Intelligence Gets China Wrong
April 25, 2016
How US Intelligence Gets China Wrong
Another look at Michael Pillsbury's The Hundred Year Marathon.
How US Intelligence Gets China Wrong
China’s 3 Options for 'Unifying' Taiwan
April 15, 2016
China’s 3 Options for 'Unifying' Taiwan
Using Taiwanese factionalism to gain a foothold could be the most attractive option for Beijing.
China’s 3 Options for 'Unifying' Taiwan
The Cold War and Holy War: A Chinese Take on the ‘Clash of Civilizations’
November 21, 2015
The Cold War and Holy War: A Chinese Take on the ‘Clash of Civilizations’
Blogger Yang Hengjun on the Paris attacks and the idea of a "clash of civilizations" -- and where China fits in.
The Cold War and Holy War: A Chinese Take on the ‘Clash of Civilizations’
What Do Chinese Netizens Think of North Korea?
November 08, 2015
What Do Chinese Netizens Think of North Korea?
Chinese netizens believe North Korea's current path is not sustainable.
What Do Chinese Netizens Think of North Korea?
Why China Needs Both of Its Great Modern Writers
October 03, 2015
Why China Needs Both of Its Great Modern Writers
Both the anger of Lu Xun and the tolerance of Hu Shih have key roles to play in today's China.
Why China Needs Both of Its Great Modern Writers
Why China's 'Retired' Leaders Don't Leave Quietly
September 10, 2015
Why China's 'Retired' Leaders Don't Leave Quietly
Unlimited power and little supervision encourage officials to seek to influence politics long after they retire.
Why China's 'Retired' Leaders Don't Leave Quietly
Does China Have a Roadmap to Eliminate Corruption?
August 29, 2015
Does China Have a Roadmap to Eliminate Corruption?
What's really driving the fight against corruption?
Does China Have a Roadmap to Eliminate Corruption?
3 Directives From China's President That Aren't Being Followed
August 21, 2015
3 Directives From China's President That Aren't Being Followed
What China needs to do to continue to push through with reforms.
3 Directives From China's President That Aren't Being Followed
Taiwan's Transition: From Concentration Camps to Democracy
August 06, 2015
Taiwan's Transition: From Concentration Camps to Democracy
Taiwan's transition to a democracy has lessons for mainland China.
Taiwan's Transition: From Concentration Camps to Democracy
Xi Jinping's Greatest Challenge
July 27, 2015
Xi Jinping's Greatest Challenge
It's not anti-corruption or the economy, but a deeper contradiction.
Xi Jinping's Greatest Challenge
Government Oversight with 'Chinese Characteristics'
June 17, 2015
Government Oversight with 'Chinese Characteristics'
Why feedback machines in government offices aren't a substitute for political reform.
Government Oversight with 'Chinese Characteristics'
China Needs Critical Voices
June 11, 2015
China Needs Critical Voices
Why China shouldn't seek to homogenize online and media discourse.
China Needs Critical Voices
Big Vs, New Media, and China's 'United Front'
June 03, 2015
Big Vs, New Media, and China's 'United Front'
Forming a "united front" shouldn't mean eradicating China's new media voices.
Big Vs, New Media, and China's 'United Front'
The Time a Corrupt Chinese Official’s Mistress Told Me to Run
May 28, 2015
The Time a Corrupt Chinese Official’s Mistress Told Me to Run
A conversation from 2007 contrasts sharply to today's anti-corruption campaign in China.
The Time a Corrupt Chinese Official’s Mistress Told Me to Run
What Did China's Top Graft-Buster Have to Say to Francis Fukuyama?
May 19, 2015
What Did China's Top Graft-Buster Have to Say to Francis Fukuyama?
Wang Qishan's conversation with foreign experts reveals a lot about the governing strategies of China's current leaders.
What Did China's Top Graft-Buster Have to Say to Francis Fukuyama?
Is China's 'Sunshine Law' Within Reach?
May 12, 2015
Is China's 'Sunshine Law' Within Reach?
How close is China to the holy grail of anti-corruption: asset declaration for officials?
Is China's 'Sunshine Law' Within Reach?
China and the Question of 'Double Standards'
April 22, 2015
China and the Question of 'Double Standards'
The root cause of applying "double standards" to China lies with China itself.
China and the Question of 'Double Standards'
What Happens When a CCTV Star Curses Mao Zedong?
April 14, 2015
What Happens When a CCTV Star Curses Mao Zedong?
Is CCTV anchor Bi Fujian really in danger?
What Happens When a CCTV Star Curses Mao Zedong?
Who Opposes China's Reforms?
April 11, 2015
Who Opposes China's Reforms?
Certain groups are alienated by Beijing's reforms -- even groups that should logically be supportive of the effort.
Who Opposes China's Reforms?
The Internet vs. China’s Many Emperors
April 03, 2015
The Internet vs. China’s Many Emperors
The Internet is the one check on China's local officials. No wonder they're determined to squash it.
The Internet vs. China’s Many Emperors
What It’s Like to Attend a CCP Press Conference
March 24, 2015
What It’s Like to Attend a CCP Press Conference
What it's really like to attend the Chinese premier's annual press conference at the National People's Congress.
What It’s Like to Attend a CCP Press Conference
The Secret Pitfall in China's Anti-Corruption Campaign
March 18, 2015
The Secret Pitfall in China's Anti-Corruption Campaign
The good new: China's official are acting less and less corrupt. The bad news: They're doing less and less.
The Secret Pitfall in China's Anti-Corruption Campaign
Fixing China's Intelligence System
March 11, 2015
Fixing China's Intelligence System
China needs to officially admit the existence of its intelligence agencies so it can begin to supervise them.
Fixing China's Intelligence System
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