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Xi Jinping's Latest Power Move, in Context
February 27, 2018

Xi Jinping's Latest Power Move, in Context

By David Gitter
The removal of term limits is the culmination of a carefully laid path to increased power.

China and the Fear of Failure
December 19, 2016

China and the Fear of Failure

By Kerry Brown
China's system is not designed to acknowledge the reality of failure.
Can China Finally Solve Its Corruption Problem?
October 29, 2016

Can China Finally Solve Its Corruption Problem?

By Shannon Tiezzi
The Party's sixth plenum was an attempt to do just that.

How Far Is China From Another Cultural Revolution?
May 07, 2016

How Far Is China From Another Cultural Revolution?

By Yang Hengjun
Corruption and popular discontent led to one of China's most tumultuous periods. Could it happen again?

China's Potential Pitfalls #2: The Limitations of China’s Political and Economic Models
November 11, 2015

China's Potential Pitfalls #2: The Limitations of China’s Political and Economic Models

By Xue Li
30 years since beginning its reforms, China has yet to create a political and social model for sustainable development.

Why China's 'Retired' Leaders Don't Leave Quietly
September 10, 2015

Why China's 'Retired' Leaders Don't Leave Quietly

By Yang Hengjun
Unlimited power and little supervision encourage officials to seek to influence politics long after they retire.

Xi Jinping's Greatest Challenge
July 27, 2015

Xi Jinping's Greatest Challenge

By Yang Hengjun
It's not anti-corruption or the economy, but a deeper contradiction.
Imagining China Under a Two-Party System
March 11, 2015

Imagining China Under a Two-Party System

By Shannon Tiezzi
A recent piece in Xinhua posits that a two-party state would have crippled China's development.

No, China Isn't 'Fascist'
March 05, 2015

No, China Isn't 'Fascist'

By Jin Kai
Once again, Western media misunderstands China's political system.

Is the Rule of Law Coming to China?
September 10, 2013

Is the Rule of Law Coming to China?

Some signs bode well, but profound shifts must be completed before the optimism is truly warranted.

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