December 02, 2022
Jiang Zemin’s Mixed Legacy
By Zhiqun Zhu
One can attribute many of China’s current achievements and problems to policies initiated during Jiang’s tenure.
December 01, 2022
Jiang Zemin, Who Guided China’s Economic Rise, Dies
By Joe McDonald
Jiang led China from 1989 to 2002, a period that saw explosive growth in China’s economy and global status but also laid the seeds for many of the issues facing the country today.
November 07, 2022
China’s 20th Party Congress: Continuity and Change
By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Benjamin Tsai.
November 04, 2022
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.
November 03, 2022
The Ideological Shift Behind Xi’s Clean Sweep
By Dan Macklin
A multi-year effort has brought strongman rule back into the Communist Party liturgy.
November 03, 2022
China’s 20th Party Congress: The Implications for CCP Norms
By Ling Li
Revisiting the resilience of the age limit norm and exploring two counterfactuals.
October 29, 2022
Nguyen Phu Trong’s Trip Highlights Special Relationship Between China and Vietnam
By Nian Peng
The timing of Trong’s visit sends a strong signal that Vietnam is not going to side with the U.S. against China.
October 25, 2022
It’s Xi’s China: Takeaways From the Chinese Communist Party’s 20th Party Congress
By Ankit Panda and Catherine Putz
Xi Jinping has consolidated power and a third term as China’s leader. What are the ramifications?
October 08, 2022
The CCP’s Changing Understanding of the Soviet Union’s Collapse
By Zhuoran Li
The CCP has always been invested in avoiding the fate of its Soviet counterpart. But Chinese leaders’ lessons from the Soviet collapse have changed over the years.
September 16, 2022
How China Set Its Response to COVID-19 From Crisis to Opportunity
By Flavia Lucenti
The response to COVID-19 contrasts with the CCP’s reaction to previous health crises, when the approach was to downplay the extent of the virus.
September 09, 2022
Xi Jinping’s Endgame for America
By Ian Easton
Xi’s speeches make clear that he is committed to spreading China’s model of communism around the world.
May 14, 2022
Why the Soviet Union’s 20th Party Congress Continues to Haunt China
By Zhenze Huang
A lesson from 1956 continues to affect China’s understanding of political security -- especially as the CCP's own 20th Congress draws near.