What Is the State of the Chinese State?
By Jamie Horsley
Pronouncements of its demise amid a strengthening of CCP control may be premature.
Changhao Wei on the Role of China’s National People’s Congress
By Shannon Tiezzi
“The party undeniably has a larger-than-ever presence in the NPC’s work, most visibly in lawmaking… That has, in my view, contributed to a stronger NPC vis-à-vis other state institutions.”
China’s Premier Li Keqiang Bows out as Xi Loyalists Take Reins
By Associated Press
Once seen as a potential top leader, Li was increasingly sidelined as Xi accumulated ever-greater powers.
Xi Jinping’s Legitimacy Malaise Is Bad News for Cross-Strait Relations
By Anthony Toh Han Yang and Jonghyuk Lee
Xi’s achievements as a core leader of the party are far inferior to those of Mao and Deng. Taiwan may be his only chance to secure a legacy-defining victory.