July 30, 2012
What China’s Leaders Fear Most
By charging Bo Xilai’s wife with murder, China’s political leaders have set a dangerous precedent.
July 17, 2012
Why Making China ‘The Boogeyman’ Won’t Work
U.S. lawmakers advocated burning the U.S. Olympic team’s Chinese-made uniforms. Minxin Pei separates political grandstanding from hard reality.
June 28, 2012
Why China Can’t Pick Good Leaders
China’s next generation of leaders are expected to be chosen later this year. But factional strength and patronage may well trump talent.
May 30, 2012
China's Economy: Seizure or Cancer?
The sharp slowdown in China’s economy has policy makers around the world watching carefully. Will the government have the courage to change course?
May 08, 2012
Chen Exposes Communist Goliath
The case of Chen Guangcheng has exposed how fragile the Chinese Communist Party’s control may be. The incompetence of its repressive apparatus has been exposed.
April 04, 2012
Signs of a New Tiananmen in China
Pervasive corruption, lawlessness among the ruling elites, and a sense of a loss of direction permeating all levels of Chinese society. The conditions for another Tiananmen may be there.
March 17, 2012
Do China’s Communists Face a Yeltsin?
The open ambitions of rising political star Bo Xilai were partly responsible for his fall. But the frustrations that fueled his popularity could come back to haunt the Party.
February 28, 2012
Why U.S., China Destined to Clash
Forty years after Nixon’s extraordinary visit to China, a clash of political systems exists that not even shared economic interests can mask.
February 08, 2012
China’s Achilles’ Heel
With little in the way of force projection, China’s dependence on natural resources in unstable parts of the world could undercut its economic ambitions. There are limits to freeriding.
January 21, 2012
Beijing Foreign Policy Hurts China
The Chinese Communist Party’s placement of regime security over national security interests is typical of autocracies. It’s also very dangerous.
December 30, 2011
Rapid economic growth hasn’t been able to stem the rising tide of discontent in China. Even as the economy has soared, the number of protests has jumped. So what’s really wrong?
December 21, 2011
How Kim Death Risks China Crisis
The death of Kim Jong-il has heightened the chances of the North Korean regime collapsing. The U.S. and China must be careful not to get sucked into the chaos.