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.
April 09, 2020
China’s Early COVID-19 Missteps Have an All-Too-Mundane Explanation
By Kyle Jaros
How intergovernmental dynamics influenced the coronavirus outbreak in China.
February 13, 2020
Coronavirus Paranoia May Boost the Chinese Public’s Approval of the Government
By Jo Kim
Chinese people largely seem to approve of the central government’s actions and applaud harsh quarantine measures at the local level.
December 06, 2019
Exploring China’s New Narrative on Democracy
By Jo Kim
Amid growing concerns about its governance, China's leadership is attempting to emphasize its own brand of democracy with “Chinese characteristics.”
August 17, 2018
China’s ‘New Type of Party System’: A ‘Multiparty’ System for Foreign Consumption?
By Julia Bowie and Nathanael Callan
The CCP rebrands China’s political party system for external propaganda.
March 03, 2018
What Do China’s Democratic Parties Actually Do?
By Xiaofeng Wang
The CCP is not China's only political party. Here's a closer look at the role and function of the other eight.
October 24, 2016
Improving Governance In China
By Asit K. Biswas and Cecilia Tortajada
The current plenum could be an important milestone for China.