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Why Does Xi Jinping Care About Being President?
February 27, 2018
Why Does Xi Jinping Care About Being President?
History has proven that title to be all-but-meaningless. So why is it so important for Xi Jinping to keep it?
Why Does Xi Jinping Care About Being President?
China's Former Internet Czar Lu Wei: A ‘Shameless,’ ‘Extremely Disloyal,’ ‘Double-faced Man’?
February 14, 2018
China's Former Internet Czar Lu Wei: A ‘Shameless,’ ‘Extremely Disloyal,’ ‘Double-faced Man’?
Lu Wei has been expelled from the Chinese Communist Party, dismissed from public office, and publicly shamed by media.
China's Former Internet Czar Lu Wei: A ‘Shameless,’ ‘Extremely Disloyal,’ ‘Double-faced Man’?
Why General Fang Fenghui Was Purged
January 14, 2018
Why General Fang Fenghui Was Purged
Fang, the former chief of joint staff, has close ties to disgraced top generals who are accused of attempting a coup.
Why General Fang Fenghui Was Purged
Xi Jinping in 2017: The World's Luckiest Man
December 16, 2017
Xi Jinping in 2017: The World's Luckiest Man
Xi Jinping's political dominance owes a great deal to factors completely beyond his control.
Xi Jinping in 2017: The World's Luckiest Man
The Death of Zhang Yang and China's Military Purge
December 02, 2017
The Death of Zhang Yang and China's Military Purge
General Zhang’s suicide comes as Xi consolidates his hold over the Chinese military.
The Death of Zhang Yang and China's Military Purge
The Men Who Will Lead China Into Its ‘New Era’
December 01, 2017
The Men Who Will Lead China Into Its ‘New Era’
How China’s new top personnel will impact policymaking in the next five years.
The Men Who Will Lead China Into Its ‘New Era’
The 7 Men Who Will Run China
October 25, 2017
The 7 Men Who Will Run China
What you need to know about the members of the 19th Politburo Standing Committee.
The 7 Men Who Will Run China
How China's Poorest Province Became a Political Kingmaker
July 19, 2017
How China's Poorest Province Became a Political Kingmaker
Chen Min'er's promotion once again signals Guizhou's importance as a political proving ground.
How China's Poorest Province Became a Political Kingmaker
The Curious Case of Ideas in Modern Chinese Politics
July 07, 2017
The Curious Case of Ideas in Modern Chinese Politics
Ideas and political debates matter in China, probably more than ever.
The Curious Case of Ideas in Modern Chinese Politics
Many Belts, Many Roads: How China's Provinces Will Tweak a Global Project
February 04, 2017
Many Belts, Many Roads: How China's Provinces Will Tweak a Global Project
OBOR may be a national-level plan, but the provincial governments will mold the project to suit local needs.
Many Belts, Many Roads: How China's Provinces Will Tweak a Global Project
The Experts Speak: What Will US-China Relations Look Like Under Trump?
January 24, 2017
The Experts Speak: What Will US-China Relations Look Like Under Trump?
U.S. and Chinese experts offer their outlooks on the bilateral relationship in the coming year.
The Experts Speak: What Will US-China Relations Look Like Under Trump?
What All of China's New Leaders in 2017 Will Have in Common
January 05, 2017
What All of China's New Leaders in 2017 Will Have in Common
As the Party Congress looms, all those elevated will share one thing: loyalty to the center.
What All of China's New Leaders in 2017 Will Have in Common
What's Behind the Latest Political Reshuffling in Southern China?
January 03, 2017
What's Behind the Latest Political Reshuffling in Southern China?
New hires in Hong Kong and Guangdong hint at the central government's political priorities.
What's Behind the Latest Political Reshuffling in Southern China?
New Hopes, Old Fears: China’s 19th Party Congress
December 01, 2016
New Hopes, Old Fears: China’s 19th Party Congress
The Congress will do far more than determine China’s next leaders. It will decide the fate of the Communist Party itself.
New Hopes, Old Fears: China’s 19th Party Congress
Khrushchev’s Fate and China’s Future 
November 24, 2016
Khrushchev’s Fate and China’s Future 
What Xi Jinping can learn from Khrushchev's struggles with reform in the Soviet Union.
Khrushchev’s Fate and China’s Future 
Xi's 'China Dream' Comes to Coal Country
November 22, 2016
Xi's 'China Dream' Comes to Coal Country
Frustration with corrupt and inept local authorities in Shanxi fuels support for Xi Jinping’s push to be core leader.
Xi's 'China Dream' Comes to Coal Country
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