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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
Many Belts, Many Roads: How China's Provinces Will Tweak a Global Project
February 04, 2017
Many Belts, Many Roads: How China's Provinces Will Tweak a Global Project
OBOR may be a national-level plan, but the provincial governments will mold the project to suit local needs.
Many Belts, Many Roads: How China's Provinces Will Tweak a Global Project
The Experts Speak: What Will US-China Relations Look Like Under Trump?
January 24, 2017
The Experts Speak: What Will US-China Relations Look Like Under Trump?
U.S. and Chinese experts offer their outlooks on the bilateral relationship in the coming year.
The Experts Speak: What Will US-China Relations Look Like Under Trump?
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
What's Behind the Latest Political Reshuffling in Southern China?
January 03, 2017
What's Behind the Latest Political Reshuffling in Southern China?
New hires in Hong Kong and Guangdong hint at the central government's political priorities.
What's Behind the Latest Political Reshuffling in Southern China?
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
Khrushchev’s Fate and China’s Future 
November 24, 2016
Khrushchev’s Fate and China’s Future 
What Xi Jinping can learn from Khrushchev's struggles with reform in the Soviet Union.
Khrushchev’s Fate and China’s Future 
Xi's 'China Dream' Comes to Coal Country
November 22, 2016
Xi's 'China Dream' Comes to Coal Country
Frustration with corrupt and inept local authorities in Shanxi fuels support for Xi Jinping’s push to be core leader.
Xi's 'China Dream' Comes to Coal Country
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
David Shambaugh on China's Future
May 17, 2016
David Shambaugh on China's Future
An interview with David Shambaugh on the possible paths China can take.
David Shambaugh on China's Future
Chinese Communist Party Education: Now New and Improved
May 13, 2016
Chinese Communist Party Education: Now New and Improved
The CCP is using a two-pronged approach to ensure discipline among its cadres.
Chinese Communist Party Education: Now New and Improved
Charting the Rise of Xi Jinping
April 13, 2016
Charting the Rise of Xi Jinping
Kerry Brown on Xi Jinping and the future of Chinese politics.
Charting the Rise of Xi Jinping
China’s Defense Budget to Grow 7-8 Percent
March 05, 2016
China’s Defense Budget to Grow 7-8 Percent
Plus, Xi Jinping's inner circle, Nepal-China ties, and Chinese censors at work. Your Friday China links.
China’s Defense Budget to Grow 7-8 Percent
Why Xi Jinping Can't Be a 21st Century Mao Zedong
February 16, 2016
Why Xi Jinping Can't Be a 21st Century Mao Zedong
Chinese society has changed irretrievably from the days of Mao worship. Xi must govern differently.
Why Xi Jinping Can't Be a 21st Century Mao Zedong
Between Bullying and Flattery: A Theory on Chinese Politics
December 31, 2015
Between Bullying and Flattery: A Theory on Chinese Politics
Whether bullying or flattering the top leader, China's bureaucracy always has its own interests at heart.
Between Bullying and Flattery: A Theory on Chinese Politics
China's Move to Centralize Environmental Oversight
November 25, 2015
China's Move to Centralize Environmental Oversight
Beijing is rethinking previous reforms that gave local officials final say over environmental protection.
China's Move to Centralize Environmental Oversight
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