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.
April 27, 2019
How Politically Influential Is China’s Military?
By Christopher K. Colley
Are we seeing the gradual decline of the PLA as a force in formal Chinese politics?
October 30, 2018
Is China Losing the Opportunity to Lead?
By Robert Dujarric
Domestic developments hinder the emergence of a Chinese Dream with appeal overseas.
February 27, 2018
Why Does Xi Jinping Care About Being President?
By Shannon Tiezzi
History has proven that title to be all-but-meaningless. So why is it so important for Xi Jinping to keep it?
February 14, 2018
China's Former Internet Czar Lu Wei: A ‘Shameless,’ ‘Extremely Disloyal,’ ‘Double-faced Man’?
By Charlotte Gao
Lu Wei has been expelled from the Chinese Communist Party, dismissed from public office, and publicly shamed by media.
January 14, 2018
Why General Fang Fenghui Was Purged
By Don Tse
Fang, the former chief of joint staff, has close ties to disgraced top generals who are accused of attempting a coup.
December 16, 2017
Xi Jinping in 2017: The World's Luckiest Man
By Kerry Brown
Xi Jinping's political dominance owes a great deal to factors completely beyond his control.
December 02, 2017
The Death of Zhang Yang and China's Military Purge
By Adam Ni
General Zhang’s suicide comes as Xi consolidates his hold over the Chinese military.
December 01, 2017
The Men Who Will Lead China Into Its ‘New Era’
By Matthias Stepan
How China’s new top personnel will impact policymaking in the next five years.
October 25, 2017
The 7 Men Who Will Run China
By Bo Zhiyue
What you need to know about the members of the 19th Politburo Standing Committee.
July 19, 2017
How China's Poorest Province Became a Political Kingmaker
By Tristan Kenderdine
Chen Min'er's promotion once again signals Guizhou's importance as a political proving ground.
July 07, 2017
The Curious Case of Ideas in Modern Chinese Politics
By Kerry Brown
Ideas and political debates matter in China, probably more than ever.