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China’s ‘Two Sessions’: More Control, Less Networking

China’s ‘Two Sessions’: More Control, Less Networking

By Jarek Grzywacz
The national political gatherings are losing their luster for China’s richest entrepreneurs.

Li Qiang: Does a New Premier Matter in Xi’s China?

Li Qiang: Does a New Premier Matter in Xi’s China?

By Dan Macklin
While the powers of the premier have subsided, Li Qiang’s importance may lie in his ability to be a moderating force. 
Old Faces Dominate China’s ‘New Era’

Old Faces Dominate China’s ‘New Era’

By Jarek Grzywacz
With no space for a successor to Xi Jinping, China’s leadership is getting older as generational change slows down.

How Xi Jinping Used the CCP Constitution to Cement His Power

How Xi Jinping Used the CCP Constitution to Cement His Power

By Jarek Grzywacz
Xi’s eventual successor will face the problem of major revisions to the party constitution – meaning a complicated transition period.

The Ideological Shift Behind Xi’s Clean Sweep

The Ideological Shift Behind Xi’s Clean Sweep

By Dan Macklin
A multi-year effort has brought strongman rule back into the Communist Party liturgy.

China’s 20th Party Congress: The Implications for CCP Norms

China’s 20th Party Congress: The Implications for CCP Norms

By Ling Li
Revisiting the resilience of the age limit norm and exploring two counterfactuals.

What Institutional Norms Are Left After the 20th Party Congress?

What Institutional Norms Are Left After the 20th Party Congress?

By Jonathan Brookfield
The Politburo Standing Committee line-up brought a number of surprises, but Xi still seems to have operated within a broad institutional framework.
China’s Xi Expands Powers, Promotes Allies

China’s Xi Expands Powers, Promotes Allies

By Joe McDonald
With all seven members of the new Politburo Standing Committee loyal to Xi, "There is no counterweight or checks and balances in the system at all."

China’s 20th Party Congress: A Downside Scenario

China’s 20th Party Congress: A Downside Scenario

By Dan Macklin
If political turnover norms are abandoned, Xi could surround himself with compliant officials, raising the risk of policy missteps.

China’s Political ‘Coalitions of the Weak’

China’s Political ‘Coalitions of the Weak’

By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Victor C. Shih.

What to Watch for at the 20th Party Congress: The Leadership Shuffle

What to Watch for at the 20th Party Congress: The Leadership Shuffle

By Shannon Tiezzi
Five things to pay attention to as China's big leadership transition gets underway.
The Chinese Communist Party’s Ride-or-Die Moment

The Chinese Communist Party’s Ride-or-Die Moment

By Tyler Roylance
At its upcoming congress, the party will triple down on a leader whose policies are proving increasingly self-defeating.

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