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The 1989 Tiananmen Crackdown Was Not Inevitable
April 10, 2020

The 1989 Tiananmen Crackdown Was Not Inevitable

By David Skidmore
In retrospect, the end of China's 1989 protest movement seems preordained. It was anything but.

COVID-19 and Xi Jinping: How the Strongman Got Stronger
March 19, 2020

COVID-19 and Xi Jinping: How the Strongman Got Stronger

By Thomas Reilly
Surprisingly, China's Xi is poised to politically profit from the deadly outbreak, both at home and abroad.
Can the Coronavirus Strengthen China’s Authoritarian Regime?
March 10, 2020

Can the Coronavirus Strengthen China’s Authoritarian Regime?

By Tobias Burgers and Scott N. Romaniuk
How the Chinese Communist Party is using the health scare to advance its control over Chinese society.

Is COVID-19 China’s ‘Chernobyl Moment’?
March 04, 2020

Is COVID-19 China’s ‘Chernobyl Moment’?

By Liubomir K. Topaloff
There are plenty of differences between Gorbachev’s Soviet Union and Xi’s China. But there are enough similarities that Xi should be worried.

Red Flag: Impacts of Coronavirus in China and the World
February 18, 2020

Red Flag: Impacts of Coronavirus in China and the World

By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from George Magnus.

Coronavirus and China’s Decision-Making in a Crisis
February 11, 2020

Coronavirus and China’s Decision-Making in a Crisis

By Matthew Sullivan
The contours of the Chinese response have remained largely the same from SARS in 2003 to today's coronavirus outbreak.

Coronavirus and China’s ‘Authoritarian Advantage’
February 08, 2020

Coronavirus and China’s ‘Authoritarian Advantage’

By Jonathan Schwartz
The benefits of China’s “authoritarian advantage” in responding to the current coronavirus outbreak are questionable.
The Coming Political Restrictions on Chinese Outbound Travel
November 30, 2019

The Coming Political Restrictions on Chinese Outbound Travel

By Xiaochen Su
Hand-wringing over targeted tourist restrictions miss the larger point: the Chinese overseas tourism boom is about to fall victim to domestic political concerns.

Damnatio Memoriae in China: Zhao Ziyang Is Laid to Rest
November 13, 2019

Damnatio Memoriae in China: Zhao Ziyang Is Laid to Rest

By Bonnie Girard
Zhao was written out of Chinese history for showing sympathy to the Tiananmen protesters. The indignity continued even after his death.

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.

A Conversation on China’s Long Regional Shadow
October 18, 2019

A Conversation on China’s Long Regional Shadow

By Luke Hunt
Luke Hunt speaks to Huw Watkin on China’s role in the region and what it means for politics, economics, and security.
Tiananmen 1989: Lessons for Today
June 03, 2019

Tiananmen 1989: Lessons for Today

By Christopher Bodeen and Johnson Lai
Tiananmen veterans look back on the movement’s relevance in 21st century China.

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