April 20, 2022
Political Tensions Simmer Over Shanghai’s COVID-19 Crisis
By Dan Macklin
The Shanghai lockdown highlighted pre-existing fault lines in China between state and society, as well as the central and local governments.
June 20, 2020
China and COVID-19: A Central-Local ‘Chess Game’
By Philipp Renninger
Attributing pandemic containment to “Beijing” is both wrong and right – and thus sheds light on China’s central-local governance.
May 12, 2017
5 Factors Holding Back China’s Economic Reform
By Spencer Sheehan
Local level factors are weighing on China’s reform momentum.