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Kerry Brown

Kerry Brown

Kerry Brown is Professor of Chinese Studies and Director of the Lau China Institute at King’s College, London.

Kerry Brown is Professor of Chinese Studies and Director of the Lau China Institute at King’s College, London, and an Associate Fellow at Chatham House, London.

He is the author of The New Emperors (I.B. Tauris, 2014), a book on the leadership of modern China.

Posts by Kerry Brown
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March 12, 2018

China’s Quest: To Be a Status Super Power

By Kerry Brown
China wants the respect and the space accorded to a superpower, but it doesn’t want the responsibilities.
January 30, 2018

Britain's China Challenge

By Kerry Brown
Ahead of PM Theresa May's visit, there are signs China already views the U.K. as a supplicant rather than an equal.

December 16, 2017

Xi Jinping in 2017: The World's Luckiest Man

By Kerry Brown
Xi Jinping's political dominance owes a great deal to factors completely beyond his control.

December 07, 2017

Modern China and the 2 Great Mountains

By Kerry Brown
Feudalism and imperialism are gone, but China faces new 'mountains': social and environmental issues.

October 30, 2017

Speaking up for Yesterday’s Man: Remembering Hu Jintao

By Kerry Brown
Remembering Xi's predecessor, a man who is in danger of being lost to history.
October 24, 2017

Reading Between the Lines: Xi’s Epic Speech at the 19th Party Congress

By Kerry Brown
Is China forging ahead therefore with a system that is intent on never being democratic?

October 02, 2017

The True Deficit with China is Not With Trade -- But Knowledge

By Kerry Brown
There is a deficit – not in terms of trade, but knowledge. And the surplus is on China’s side.
September 03, 2017

No Red Lines? China and North Korea

By Kerry Brown
Nothing about a North Korea with a ballistic nuclear weapon capability is good for China. It's time for Beijing to act.

August 10, 2017

The 3 Known Unknowns of Xi Jinping’s China

By Kerry Brown
There are plenty of things we know about China under Xi Jinping -- what do we know we don't know?

July 24, 2017

Liu Xiaobo and the Moral Critique of Contemporary China

By Kerry Brown
Liu's sharpest critiques of the Party were not political, but moral.

July 07, 2017

The Curious Case of Ideas in Modern Chinese Politics

By Kerry Brown
Ideas and political debates matter in China, probably more than ever.
June 26, 2017

What Is China's Meddling in Australia Actually Buying?

By Kerry Brown
Of all major liberal, multi-party democracies, Australia may be the most exposed to China.

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