China's 'Victory Day' Celebration
September 04, 2014
China's 'Victory Day' Celebration
How China remembers World War II has major implications on its relationship with modern-day Japan.
China's 'Victory Day' Celebration
Where Would Beijing Use External Distractions?
July 10, 2014
Where Would Beijing Use External Distractions?
Should the CCP find itself in dire straits, could provoking external conflicts boost its legitimacy at home?
Where Would Beijing Use External Distractions?
Marking WW2 Anniversary, Xi Targets Modern Japan
July 07, 2014
Marking WW2 Anniversary, Xi Targets Modern Japan
The rhetoric surrounding the 77th anniversary of the Sino-Japanese War has modern-day implications.
Marking WW2 Anniversary, Xi Targets Modern Japan
China's Princelings and the CCP
July 07, 2014
China's Princelings and the CCP
The Diplomat speaks with Kerry Brown about his new book, "The New Emperors: Power and the Princelings in China".
China's Princelings and the CCP
In China, 'History Is a Religion'
June 16, 2014
In China, 'History Is a Religion'
The Diplomat speaks with Zheng Wang about the role of history in Chinese politics, including foreign policy.
In China, 'History Is a Religion'
China-India Relations in the Modi Era
June 14, 2014
China-India Relations in the Modi Era
U.S. editors Ankit Panda and Zachary Keck discuss India-China relations with The Diplomat's Shannon Tiezzi.
China-India Relations in the Modi Era
Can the CCP Morph From a Black Box to an Open Book?
June 13, 2014
Can the CCP Morph From a Black Box to an Open Book?
A piece in Xinhua argues that the CCP should be more open. But are there any actual rules for it to reveal?
Can the CCP Morph From a Black Box to an Open Book?
CCP Changes its Recruitment Policy
June 12, 2014
CCP Changes its Recruitment Policy
The new rules for CCP recruitment will give the central authorities more control over the Party.
CCP Changes its Recruitment Policy
Massive Zhejiang Church Demolished
May 02, 2014
Massive Zhejiang Church Demolished
Plus, Xinhua reacts to the death of "Big Bang Theory" and a new analysis of KMT-CCP relations. Friday China links.
Massive Zhejiang Church Demolished
The Politics of China’s Urbanization
March 27, 2014
The Politics of China’s Urbanization
Large-scale urbanization is an economic necessity for China, but a political risk for the Chinese Communist Party.
The Politics of China’s Urbanization
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
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