Chinese Elites: The Real Threat to the Communist Party
January 28, 2014
Chinese Elites: The Real Threat to the Communist Party
How can the CCP retain members’ loyalty at a time when their economic benefits are beginning to decline?
Chinese Elites: The Real Threat to the Communist Party
After The Plenum, All Power To The Party
November 23, 2013
After The Plenum, All Power To The Party
The real winners of the 2013 Third Plenum are Xi Jinping and the Chinese Communist Party.
After The Plenum, All Power To The Party
China’s ‘Mystery Warriors’
November 13, 2013
China’s ‘Mystery Warriors’
Each year, the PLA gets millions of new recruits. For a few weeks anyway.
China’s ‘Mystery Warriors’
The Chinese Dream From Mao to Xi
September 20, 2013
The Chinese Dream From Mao to Xi
Xi Jinping’s Chinese Dream may be new in name, but it continues a long tradition for the Chinese Communist Party.
The Chinese Dream From Mao to Xi
Can the Chinese Communist Party Still Reform?
September 18, 2013
Can the Chinese Communist Party Still Reform?
Expectations are that the Communist Party plenum will see major policy announcements. Does the Party still have its reforming prowess?
Can the Chinese Communist Party Still Reform?
September 09, 2013
China’s “Mass Line” Campaign
China’s leadership is trying to bring the Party closer to the people. The campaign also has other implications.
China’s “Mass Line” Campaign
Zhou Yongkang: Has Xi Nabbed a “Tiger?”
August 31, 2013
Zhou Yongkang: Has Xi Nabbed a “Tiger?”
After months of rumors, senior party leaders have reportedly agreed to investigate the former security czar.
Zhou Yongkang: Has Xi Nabbed a “Tiger?”
How Much Slowdown Can Beijing Tolerate?
July 22, 2013
How Much Slowdown Can Beijing Tolerate?
The notion of a bottom line for growth and stability is a myth. The truth is more complex.
How Much Slowdown Can Beijing Tolerate?
Why Chinese Obey
July 16, 2013
Why Chinese Obey
True, the state gains legitimacy from performance. But there is more to it than that.
Why Chinese Obey
China's Secret? Performance Targets
June 27, 2013
China's Secret? Performance Targets
The extensive use of targets in governance keeps the CCP responsive to changing demands.
China's Secret? Performance Targets
Government for the People in China?
June 17, 2013
Government for the People in China?
Surveys belie claims that Chinese are becoming fed up with their government.
Government for the People in China?
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?
Political Kung Fu: Jackie Chan at the CPPCC
March 04, 2013
Political Kung Fu: Jackie Chan at the CPPCC
Jackie Chan is drafted by Beijing to help with its soft power push.
Political Kung Fu: Jackie Chan at the CPPCC
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
Is Environmentally Sustainable Economic Growth Possible in China?
January 10, 2013
Is Environmentally Sustainable Economic Growth Possible in China?
If the correct policies are implemented, economic growth and a protected environment are possible.
Is Environmentally Sustainable Economic Growth Possible in China?
The Xinjiang Perspective: Part II
October 01, 2012
The Xinjiang Perspective: Part II
Our second installment of reports from the ‘western frontier’ expose a part of China few understand, until now.
The Xinjiang Perspective: Part II
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