March 30, 2021
China’s Social Credit System: Speculation vs. Reality
By Jessica Reilly , Muyao Lyu, and Megan Robertson
How far along is China's much-hyped social credit system – and where is it heading next?
March 20, 2021
The Ant Group Incident Reveals the Fragile Future of Innovation in China
By Zhuoran Li and Gavin Xu
Increasing CCP control, coupled with bureaucratic infighting, decreases the incentives for private companies to try new things.
December 10, 2020
5 Predictions for Beijing’s Assault on Internet Freedom in 2021
By Sarah Cook
The events of the past year point to several censorship patterns that will likely gain prominence in the months to come.
November 06, 2020
China and the World: Can China Lead?
By Jongsoo Lee
An interview with William Kirby on China's ambitions, soft power, and education.
May 28, 2020
Beijing’s National Security Messaging on Hong Kong
By Eleanor Albert
China is defending its plans for Hong Kong with a fervent PR blitz.
April 24, 2020
Why China’s Propaganda Efforts So Often Backfire
By Jo Kim
An obsession with finding enemies and uniting the front makes it difficult to “tell China’s story well.”
March 26, 2020
Can China’s COVID-19 Statistics Be Trusted?
By Scott N. Romaniuk and Tobias Burgers
From GDP figures to coronavirus counts, China’s government has a long history of manipulating data for political gain.
March 19, 2020
COVID-19 and Xi Jinping: How the Strongman Got Stronger
By Thomas Reilly
Surprisingly, China's Xi is poised to politically profit from the deadly outbreak, both at home and abroad.
March 10, 2020
Can the Coronavirus Strengthen China’s Authoritarian Regime?
By Tobias Burgers and Scott N. Romaniuk
How the Chinese Communist Party is using the health scare to advance its control over Chinese society.
March 09, 2020
The World Sees a Public Health Crisis. Beijing Sees a Political Threat.
By Sarah Cook
Amid the coronavirus epidemic, suppression of dissent remains a top priority for the CCP, and the stakes are higher than ever.
February 18, 2020
Red Flag: Impacts of Coronavirus in China and the World
By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from George Magnus.
February 08, 2020
Coronavirus and China’s ‘Authoritarian Advantage’
By Jonathan Schwartz
The benefits of China’s “authoritarian advantage” in responding to the current coronavirus outbreak are questionable.