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Mu Chunshan

Mu Chunshan is a Beijing-based journalist.

Previously, Mu was part of an Education Ministry-backed research project investigating the influence of foreign media in shaping China’s image. He has previously reported from the Middle East, Africa, Russia and from around Asia.

Posts by Mu Chunshan
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October 28, 2017

China's Communist Party: 3 Successes and 3 Challenges

By Mu Chunshan
After the Party Congress, a look back at the CCP's strengths and forward to the challenges ahead.
November 23, 2016

Election Day in Beijing

By Mu Chunshan
What do elections look like in China's capital?

September 13, 2016

Anti-Muslim Sentiment Is Taking Over China's Social Media Scene

By Mu Chunshan
Why are Chinese netizens rallying against Muslims?

March 10, 2016

Why China-North Korea Relations Can’t Be Broken

By Mu Chunshan
Despite North Korea's nuclear ambitions, its ties with China have been remarkably stable -- and will remain that way.

February 18, 2016

China’s Private Sector Diplomacy

By Mu Chunshan
China's private firms are going global -- and, by doing so, raising China's prestige on the world stage.
December 05, 2015

The Logic Behind China's Military Reforms

By Mu Chunshan
By reforming its military, China hopes to catch up to global security trends.

October 29, 2015

Don’t Underestimate Xi Jinping’s Resolve in the South China Sea

By Mu Chunshan
U.S. freedom of navigation operations could spark a more intense reaction than Washington bargained for.
September 23, 2015

How Will China and the US Address the North Korean Puzzle?

By Mu Chunshan
With Xi Jinping in the United States this week, North Korea should figure high on the agenda.

May 14, 2015

In China, India and Pakistan Make PR Pushes

By Mu Chunshan
With the Indian prime minister about to visit, India and Pakistan are dueling for public opinion in China.

April 22, 2015

Revealed: How the Yemen Crisis Wrecked Xi Jinping's Middle East Travel Plans

By Mu Chunshan
Xi's planned trip to Saudi Arabia was scrapped, and even his visit to Pakistan faced complications.

March 26, 2015

China's Xi To Make First Middle East Trip

By Mu Chunshan
China's president will travel to Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, and Indonesia this April.
December 09, 2014

5 Questions About Xi Jinping, Answered

By Mu Chunshan
Drawing on insider accounts, Mu Chunshan delves into the mysteries of Chinese politics under Xi Jinping.

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