In Hong Kong, an Opportunity for Beijing to Get It Right
October 01, 2014
In Hong Kong, an Opportunity for Beijing to Get It Right
With the protests in Hong Kong, Beijing faces a moment of truth. As does Washington.
In Hong Kong, an Opportunity for Beijing to Get It Right
5 Lessons from the Hong Kong Protests
October 01, 2014
5 Lessons from the Hong Kong Protests
As the protests continue, our correspondent draws a mixed bag of lessons.
5 Lessons from the Hong Kong Protests
Deng Xiaoping: Xi's Political Role Model
August 20, 2014
Deng Xiaoping: Xi's Political Role Model
By embracing Deng, Xi Jinping makes it clear that he too wants to be remembered as a great reformer.
Deng Xiaoping: Xi's Political Role Model
China's Three Leaders: the Revolutionary, the Reformer, and the Innovator
August 19, 2014
China's Three Leaders: the Revolutionary, the Reformer, and the Innovator
As China enters a new historical phase, Xi Jinping and company must become a new type of leader.
China's Three Leaders: the Revolutionary, the Reformer, and the Innovator
Tiananmen: ‘Deng Xiaoping Clearly Wanted to Make a Statement’
June 04, 2014
Tiananmen: ‘Deng Xiaoping Clearly Wanted to Make a Statement’
Former US Ambassador to China, Winston Lord, says there was no reason for China to crackdown on Tiananmen protesters.
Tiananmen: ‘Deng Xiaoping Clearly Wanted to Make a Statement’
China, Piketty, and Patrimonial Capitalism
May 21, 2014
China, Piketty, and Patrimonial Capitalism
A popular new book offers a useful prescription for China’s growing inequality problem.
China, Piketty, and Patrimonial Capitalism
Is Xi Jinping a Reformer?
March 05, 2014
Is Xi Jinping a Reformer?
As China opens its annual parliament session our correspondent considers the reform credentials of its leader.
Is Xi Jinping a Reformer?
Leaked Documents Tie Chinese Elites to Massive Offshore Holdings
January 22, 2014
Leaked Documents Tie Chinese Elites to Massive Offshore Holdings
Thousands of leaked documents show 22,000 tax haven clients from China, including its leaders and princelings.
Leaked Documents Tie Chinese Elites to Massive Offshore Holdings
Getting Senkaku History Right
November 26, 2013
Getting Senkaku History Right
Some of the claims to sovereignty over the Senkaku/Diaoyu islands don’t hold up well under scrutiny, argues Tadashi Ikeda.
Getting Senkaku History Right
Everything You Know About Deng’s 1978 Third Plenum is Wrong
November 10, 2013
Everything You Know About Deng’s 1978 Third Plenum is Wrong
Plus, Bloomberg News is censoring its China coverage. Weekend China links.
Everything You Know About Deng’s 1978 Third Plenum is Wrong
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?
What Reform Does and Doesn’t Mean in China
May 29, 2013
What Reform Does and Doesn’t Mean in China
In Mandarin, “reform” refers to the amelioration of existing structures and policies, not Western democracy.
What Reform Does and Doesn’t Mean in China
China’s Next Leap Forward: From Comrades to Consumers
May 09, 2013
China’s Next Leap Forward: From Comrades to Consumers
Chinese leadership has hinted at greater economic reforms in store, with freewheeling Guangdong province as the model.
China’s Next Leap Forward: From Comrades to Consumers
Xi Jinping's Great Society
April 25, 2013
Xi Jinping's Great Society
New regulations suggest a growing role for China’s civil society.
Xi Jinping's Great Society
Channeling Deng Xiaoping
December 12, 2012
Channeling Deng Xiaoping
The destination of Xi Jinping’s first domestic trip as party leader sends a signal he may be following a familiar path.
Channeling Deng Xiaoping
China's New Leadership: Unveiled
November 16, 2012
China's New Leadership: Unveiled
After months of endless speculation, China’s new leaders have been declared. The Diplomat presents a look at the men who will guide China.
China's New Leadership: Unveiled
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