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David Shambaugh on China’s Political Personalities, From Mao to Xi
September 08, 2021

David Shambaugh on China’s Political Personalities, From Mao to Xi

By Shannon Tiezzi
“Although their respective periods of rule are four decades apart, and China has changed so much in the interim, it is really quite striking just how much Mao and Xi have in common.”

What Is the CPPCC Anyway?
March 04, 2021

What Is the CPPCC Anyway?

By Shannon Tiezzi
Your guide to the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, just in time for its annual session in Beijing.
Beijing Covered up COVID-19 Once. It Could Happen Again.
April 13, 2020

Beijing Covered up COVID-19 Once. It Could Happen Again.

By Sarah Cook
China’s political system is designed to cover up failure and exaggerate success. It can’t be trusted on the coronavirus.

China’s Communists Hold Key Meeting Amid Rising Challenges
October 29, 2019

China’s Communists Hold Key Meeting Amid Rising Challenges

By Associated Press
The fourth plenum kicked off in Beijing on October 28.

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.

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