June 02, 2020
Xi’s Strategic Folly: Why a New National Security Law Highlights China’s Insecurities
By Manoj Kewalramani and Rohan Seth
Xi Jinping’s move reflects Beijing’s insecurities over Hong Kong.
April 13, 2020
Beijing Covered up COVID-19 Once. It Could Happen Again.
By Sarah Cook
China’s political system is designed to cover up failure and exaggerate success. It can’t be trusted on the coronavirus.
March 11, 2020
As Xi Heads to Wuhan, China Ramps up Propaganda in Virus ‘War’
By Associated Press
The CCP is hoping to turn disaster into a PR victory.
February 06, 2020
The Message Behind China’s Insta-Hospital
By Jasmine Chia
Building a hospital in 10 days is just the latest manifestation of China’s authoritarian tendency to display power through construction.
December 24, 2019
Politics in the Boardroom: The Role of Chinese Communist Party Committees
By Federica Russo
What will the consequences be if Party Committees take up a larger role in pressuring company boards?
November 26, 2019
What Xi Jinping Learned—And Didn’t Learn—From His Father About Xinjiang
By Joseph Torigian
Xi Zhongxun’s “soft touch” approach to the region contrasts dramatically with his son’s crackdown.
November 13, 2019
Damnatio Memoriae in China: Zhao Ziyang Is Laid to Rest
By Bonnie Girard
Zhao was written out of Chinese history for showing sympathy to the Tiananmen protesters. The indignity continued even after his death.
October 29, 2019
China’s Communists Hold Key Meeting Amid Rising Challenges
By Associated Press
The fourth plenum kicked off in Beijing on October 28.
September 17, 2019
China's Non-state Universities: What It Takes to Succeed
By Olivia A. Halsall
What happens when a local Chinese tycoon establishes a non-state university with private funds?
May 03, 2019
What George Marshall Learned From His Time in China
By Robert Farley
Marshall couldn’t stop the Chinese Civil War, but what did he learn?
March 05, 2019
Competition, Confrontation, or Collision Course? Reassessing US-China Relations
By Ankit Panda, Orville Schell, and Susan Shirk
A new report peers into the future of the world’s most consequential bilateral relationship.
February 09, 2019
Why Did Australia Push Out a Chinese Communist Party-Linked Billionaire?
By Grant Wyeth
Alex Joske explains the context of the Australian government's actions against Huang Xiangmo.