September 25, 2013
The Legacy of Bo Xilai
The former Chinese political star receives a surprisingly harsh sentence, even as some of his politics survive.
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.
May 07, 2013
Asia's Real Challenge: China’s "Potemkin" Rise
“China’s rise is more likely a statistical fiction, cooked up by the Chinese ruling elites to aggrandize their power and glory.”
April 04, 2013
One Soviet Leader China Could Emulate…and It’s Not Gorbachev
The Andropov model seems to be an attractive option to China’s leaders. It won’t be long before they realize that it is a road to nowhere.
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.
January 27, 2013
Would China Block Korean Unification?
With some arguing China is turning North Korea into a 21st-century tributary state, it can’t stop its reunification with the South.
December 15, 2012
The Bullies of Beijing: China's Image Problem
Actions by the People’s Republic — intentional or not — have created the worst regional environment for China since Tiananmen.
November 20, 2012
Now The Hard Part Begins: The China Challenge
Xi Jinping has taken the reins of the Communist Party. With multiple domestic and international challenges mounting, there is much to be done.
October 22, 2012
Sorry World: What Happens in Beijing, WON'T Stay in Beijing
While many have feared its rise, a weaker China struggling with economic and political challenges at home may present an even greater challenge.
October 01, 2012
Is China's Communist Party Doomed?
Could Beijing’s ruling elite succumb to the same fate as those in the former Soviet Union? Perhaps.
September 10, 2012
Are Chinese Banks Hiding "The Mother of All Debt Bombs"?
China’s massive bank financed stimulus was intended to keep the economy moving. It may instead lead to economic disaster.
August 09, 2012
Superpower Denied? Why China's 'Rise' May Have Already Peaked
How a toxic mix of economic, demographic, environmental, political, and international challenges could end China’s ascent.