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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What Do Filipino Maoists Think of China Now?
By Michael Beltran
There’s no love lost between Philippine communists and the Chinese Communist Party.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.