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Zhao Kezhi’s Legacy Could Define China’s Regional Security Paradigm
April 12, 2021

Zhao Kezhi’s Legacy Could Define China’s Regional Security Paradigm

By Tristan Kenderdine
The 20th Party Congress will mark the end of Zhao’s CCP career, but his internal affairs policy will continue.

2022 Watch: Chen Yixin Likely to Become China’s Internal Security Commissar
April 07, 2021

2022 Watch: Chen Yixin Likely to Become China’s Internal Security Commissar

By Tristan Kenderdine
Chen, the head of Xi’s rectification campaign, is likely to ascend through a restrengthened Politics and Legal Affairs Commission.
Is Institutionalism Still Useful in Elite China Political Analyses?
January 05, 2021

Is Institutionalism Still Useful in Elite China Political Analyses?

By Tristan Kenderdine
China's elite politics is ultimately unpredictable, but the party cadre system remains the most resilient political institution.

Politburo 2022 Candidate Analysis: Li Xi
December 29, 2020

Politburo 2022 Candidate Analysis: Li Xi

By Tristan Kenderdine
The Communist Party secretary of Guangdong province is a near-lock for the Politburo Standing Committee come 2022.

China Looks Ahead to 20th Party Congress in 2022
December 07, 2020

China Looks Ahead to 20th Party Congress in 2022

By Tristan Kenderdine
China’s elite politics begins the run toward the personnel changes of October 2022’s 20th Party Congress.

Who Will Be China’s Next Premier?
August 04, 2020

Who Will Be China’s Next Premier?

By Andrei Lungu
Because of the focus on what Xi will do in 2022, an important question has been ignored: who will take Li Keqiang’s place?

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.

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