China Punts on Financial Reform?
January 29, 2014
China Punts on Financial Reform?
A number of developments suggest Chinese leaders are souring on implementing financial reforms.
China Punts on Financial Reform?
Famous Chinese Princeling Apologizes for Cultural Revolution
January 16, 2014
Famous Chinese Princeling Apologizes for Cultural Revolution
Chinese authorities tried to downplay Song Binbin's apology for her time as a Red Guard during the Cultural Revolution.
Famous Chinese Princeling Apologizes for Cultural Revolution
Four Things China Learned From the Arab Spring
January 04, 2014
Four Things China Learned From the Arab Spring
The CCP has a history of monitoring political unrest around the world closely. The Arab Spring is no different.
Four Things China Learned From the Arab Spring
Asia's Real Challenge: China’s
May 07, 2013
Asia's Real Challenge: China’s "Potemkin" Rise
“China’s rise is more likely a statistical fiction, cooked up by the Chinese ruling elites to aggrandize their power and glory.”
Asia's Real Challenge: China’s "Potemkin" Rise
Why Does the CCP Fear Taxi Rides?
April 23, 2013
Why Does the CCP Fear Taxi Rides?
An interesting tale — and the reaction to it — may be a sign that Xi has hit the limits of self-promotion for a Chinese president.
Why Does the CCP Fear Taxi Rides?
One Thing China and the USSR DON’T Have in Common
March 26, 2013
One Thing China and the USSR DON’T Have in Common
China has certainly not emulated Soviet military spending levels. Will this trend continue?
One Thing China and the USSR DON’T Have in Common
Xi Jinping and the PLA
March 19, 2013
Xi Jinping and the PLA
Xi Jinping is the new leader of China’s armed forces, but he is not yet pursuing new policies.
Xi Jinping and the PLA
The Bo Xilai Saga Continues
February 26, 2013
The Bo Xilai Saga Continues
According to a Reuters report, Bo is causing Chinese officials nearly as much trouble in detention as he was causing them in power.
The Bo Xilai Saga Continues
China's Soviet Lessons
February 16, 2013
China's Soviet Lessons
“It was the CPSU (Communist Party of the Soviet Union) that collapsed first.”
China's Soviet Lessons
5 Ways China Could Become a Democracy
February 13, 2013
5 Ways China Could Become a Democracy
Few have seriously thought about the probability and the various plausible scenarios of a regime transition in China — until now.
5 Ways China Could Become a Democracy
China's Hollow Reform Wish List
February 09, 2013
China's Hollow Reform Wish List
A recent proposal calls for some impressive reforms. Past experience points to a disappointing result.
China's Hollow Reform Wish List
The Myth of Xi Jinping’s “New” Leadership
February 06, 2013
The Myth of Xi Jinping’s “New” Leadership
World leaders may have missed an important window in forging personal relationships with Xi Jinping.
The Myth of Xi Jinping’s “New” Leadership
January 07, 2013
Destined To Fail: China's Soft Power Push
Beijing is expanding efforts to enhance its soft power. Events at home illustrate why such moves are headed for trouble.
Destined To Fail: China's Soft Power Push
Xi Jinping's Chinese Dream
December 07, 2012
Xi Jinping's Chinese Dream
It seems China’s new leader has already begun to differentiate himself from his predecessor.
Xi Jinping's Chinese Dream
Sun Zhengcai, A Rising Star
November 28, 2012
Sun Zhengcai, A Rising Star
The Diplomat’s Zachary Keck profiles one of China’s potential 6th generation leaders.
Sun Zhengcai, A Rising Star
Wen Jiabao’s Riches and Political Reform in China
October 30, 2012
Wen Jiabao’s Riches and Political Reform in China
A recent bombshell in the New York Times could potentially influence the Chinese political landscape.
Wen Jiabao’s Riches and Political Reform in China
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