China’s Economy Might Be Down, But Don’t Expect Regime Collapse
By Jinghao Zhou
Predicting the downfall of the CCP has been a longstanding pastime for some scholars.
Why China Isn’t Pulling the Stimulus Trigger
By Dan Macklin
Political fundamentals limit Beijing’s resolve to rescue its ailing economy.
The CCP’s Zero COVID Campaign Left a Lasting Mark on Chinese Politics
By Wilson (Yuxi) Wen
Zero COVID artificially and unnecessarily created the perfect condition for a political thunderstorm that could shake the ruling legitimacy and control mechanism of the party-state.
China’s Foreign Minister Deposed: Guilt or Power Struggle?
By Bonnie Girard
With no official explanation for Qin's removal from his post, speculation is running rampant.
How China’s Anti-Poverty Drive Worked
By Lee Chyen Yee
Changes in cadre appraisals showed considerable results in raising rural income levels, but there are still questions as to the sustainability of the gains.
One Chinese Netizen’s Perspective on the Ukraine War
By Mu Chunshan
From the outside, it may seem that most Chinese support Russia, but one eloquent post may speak for China’s “silent majority.”
China’s Crackdown on Foreign Firms Is a Symptom of a Much Deeper Problem
By Sarah Cook
Investigations in the business sector are just the tip of the iceberg. Politicized prosecutions are a growing blight on Chinese society.
‘Party of One’: What the Rise of Xi Jinping Means for China and the World
By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Chun Han Wong.
China’s ‘Two Sessions’: More Control, Less Networking
By Jarek Grzywacz
The national political gatherings are losing their luster for China’s richest entrepreneurs.
China’s Lackluster Vaccination Drive: A Tale of Local Cadre Incentives
By Zhuoran Li
Why was China’s vaccination campaign so little, so late? The key lies in understanding cadres’ daily working routine under Xi Jinping.
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.
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.