The Race to China’s 19th Party Congress
October 17, 2016
The Race to China’s 19th Party Congress
Next fall, China's leaders will kick off the 19th Party Congress. Start your engines.
The Race to China’s 19th Party Congress
Two Chinas: The <em>Nomenklatura</em> and the Rest
October 10, 2016
Two Chinas: The Nomenklatura and the Rest
China's elites are unable to reckon with the concerns of ordinary Chinese, much like the Soviet nomenklatura.
Two Chinas: The Nomenklatura and the Rest
The Communist Party of China's Recipe for Success
August 12, 2016
The Communist Party of China's Recipe for Success
A review of Bruce Dickson's The Dictator's Dilemma.
The Communist Party of China's Recipe for Success
Why Xi Jinping Might Get on Well With Donald Trump
July 25, 2016
Why Xi Jinping Might Get on Well With Donald Trump
China's leader, though a "princeling," has more in common with populist figures like Trump than first meets the eye.
Why Xi Jinping Might Get on Well With Donald Trump
Reality Check: The South China Sea Does Not Define the US-China Relationship
June 10, 2016
Reality Check: The South China Sea Does Not Define the US-China Relationship
The relationship between the world's two most important countries is far broader than the South China Sea disputes.
Reality Check: The South China Sea Does Not Define the US-China Relationship
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?
Sorry, There's No 'Cult of Personality' in China
April 04, 2016
Sorry, There's No 'Cult of Personality' in China
Instead, we should be aware of anti-reforms forces as reforms enter ‘deep water’ areas.
Sorry, There's No 'Cult of Personality' in China
A Deep Divide Emerges in China: How Do Intellectuals Relate to the State?
February 01, 2016
A Deep Divide Emerges in China: How Do Intellectuals Relate to the State?
China's intelligentsia continue to grapple with just how they relate to the state.
A Deep Divide Emerges in China: How Do Intellectuals Relate to the State?
China’s Looming Identity Crisis
January 05, 2016
China’s Looming Identity Crisis
For some, China has gone from "our country" to the "State of Zhao."
China’s Looming Identity Crisis
What Is China's Fifth Plenum and Why Did It Matter?
November 03, 2015
What Is China's Fifth Plenum and Why Did It Matter?
Ankit Panda and Shannon Tiezzi discuss the social, political, and economic outcomes of China's fifth plenum.
What Is China's Fifth Plenum and Why Did It Matter?
A New Taboo in Chinese Politics
October 30, 2015
A New Taboo in Chinese Politics
CCP members are now officially forbidden from making "negative remarks" about the leadership's policies.
A New Taboo in Chinese Politics
Chinese Propaganda: Coming Soon to a Conference Near You
September 23, 2015
Chinese Propaganda: Coming Soon to a Conference Near You
Chinese propaganda efforts know no bounds.
Chinese Propaganda: Coming Soon to a Conference Near You
Did the United States Ever Really Have a China Strategy?
August 31, 2015
Did the United States Ever Really Have a China Strategy?
Instead of engaging China, the United States could (with great cost) have isolated it.
Did the United States Ever Really Have a China Strategy?
China's WW2 Remembrance: 'Patriotic Education' in Action
August 15, 2015
China's WW2 Remembrance: 'Patriotic Education' in Action
China’s WW2 remembrances are but the latest instance of a ‘new’ Chinese Nationalism created by the CCP.
China's WW2 Remembrance: 'Patriotic Education' in Action
Why Climate Change Could be China’s Biggest Security Threat
August 14, 2015
Why Climate Change Could be China’s Biggest Security Threat
Climate change may be a greater threat to China's long-term prosperity than its leaders recognize.
Why Climate Change Could be China’s Biggest Security Threat
The Secretive CCP Meeting That Decides China's Fate (If It Exists, That Is)
August 06, 2015
The Secretive CCP Meeting That Decides China's Fate (If It Exists, That Is)
A possible Beidaihe meeting remains a topic of intense speculation, with little certainty.
The Secretive CCP Meeting That Decides China's Fate (If It Exists, That Is)
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