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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.

What Xi Jinping, Donald Trump, and Theresa May Have in Common
April 30, 2019

What Xi Jinping, Donald Trump, and Theresa May Have in Common

By Kerry Brown
One-person leadership is not just a Chinese characteristic.

Why China’s Economic Reforms Often Backslide
April 05, 2019

Why China’s Economic Reforms Often Backslide

By Zhizhen Lu and Meiying Xu
China’s “seesaw economy” is the result of an unempowered market that plays second fiddle to political objectives.

Why China’s Younger Generation (Sort of) Loves Jiang Zemin
February 13, 2019

Why China’s Younger Generation (Sort of) Loves Jiang Zemin

By Chutian Zhou
Meet China’s “toad worshipers.”
China's Former Internet Czar Lu Wei Pleads Guilty to Bribery
October 19, 2018

China's Former Internet Czar Lu Wei Pleads Guilty to Bribery

By Charlotte Gao
Lu is charged with accepting money and property worth more than $4.6 million.

China’s ‘New Type of Party System’: A ‘Multiparty’ System for Foreign Consumption?
August 17, 2018

China’s ‘New Type of Party System’: A ‘Multiparty’ System for Foreign Consumption?

By Julia Bowie and Nathanael Callan
The CCP rebrands China’s political party system for external propaganda.

Xi Jinping: Rising Dictator or Another East Asian Strongman?
March 10, 2018

Xi Jinping: Rising Dictator or Another East Asian Strongman?

By Li Jie Sheng
Making sense of Xi’s likely extended stay in power by looking at other long-term or strong-handed regional leaders.

Wang Huning: China’s Antidote to Strongman Politics
November 22, 2017

Wang Huning: China’s Antidote to Strongman Politics

By Yi Wang
Wang rose to China's political heights on the strength of his ideas.
China Has New Leaders. What Now?
October 31, 2017

China Has New Leaders. What Now?

By Jonathan Brookfield
A look at the implications of China's new Politburo Standing Committee.

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