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.
November 16, 2021
China’s Sixth Plenum Report Proclaims Bright Future Under Xi
By Jesse Turland
The CCP meeting served to reinforce the existing consensus on history, rather than overturn it – but also paved the way for the continuation of Xi's reign.
July 07, 2021
What Do Filipino Maoists Think of China Now?
By Michael Beltran
There’s no love lost between Philippine communists and the Chinese Communist Party.
October 09, 2020
Behind Xi Jinping’s Steely Façade, a Leadership Crisis Is Smoldering in China
By Sarah Cook
Recent party purges suggest ebbing confidence in the all-powerful chairman.
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.