Xi Jinping: Prince or Party Man?
By Michael Clarke
Xi’s consolidation of power has been obtained through steps that have arguably strengthened the cohesion and institutional strength of the CCP as a whole.
Forging the ‘New Era’: The Temporal Politics of Xi Jinping
By Hugo Jones
The “new era” – connoting a fundamental historical shift – has been systematically fused with the persona of Xi in Chinese official discourse.
Exploring China’s New Narrative on Democracy
By Jo Kim
Amid growing concerns about its governance, China's leadership is attempting to emphasize its own brand of democracy with “Chinese characteristics.”
Explaining China’s Assertive Approach to the Hong Kong Protests
By Jo Kim
The CCP’s hardline on Hong Kong risks a global backlash, but it is in line with the Party’s central goal: survival.
Does Xi Jinping Thought Really Matter?
By Zoe Jordan
The move to codify Xi Jinping thought may not be as important as analysts have been suggesting.
How Effective Is CCP Propaganda?
By David Gitter
Even CCP members are increasingly unconvinced by official Party ideology.