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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
One-person leadership is not just a Chinese characteristic.
What Xi Jinping, Donald Trump, and Theresa May Have in Common
Why China’s Economic Reforms Often Backslide
April 05, 2019
Why China’s Economic Reforms Often Backslide
China’s “seesaw economy” is the result of an unempowered market that plays second fiddle to political objectives.
Why China’s Economic Reforms Often Backslide
Why China’s Younger Generation (Sort of) Loves Jiang Zemin
February 13, 2019
Why China’s Younger Generation (Sort of) Loves Jiang Zemin
Meet China’s “toad worshipers.”
Why China’s Younger Generation (Sort of) Loves Jiang Zemin
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
Lu is charged with accepting money and property worth more than $4.6 million.
China's Former Internet Czar Lu Wei Pleads Guilty to Bribery
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?
The CCP rebrands China’s political party system for external propaganda.
China’s ‘New Type of Party System’: A ‘Multiparty’ System for Foreign Consumption?
Xi Jinping: Rising Dictator or Another East Asian Strongman?
March 10, 2018
Xi Jinping: Rising Dictator or Another East Asian Strongman?
Making sense of Xi’s likely extended stay in power by looking at other long-term or strong-handed regional leaders.
Xi Jinping: Rising Dictator or Another East Asian Strongman?
Wang Huning: China’s Antidote to Strongman Politics
November 22, 2017
Wang Huning: China’s Antidote to Strongman Politics
Wang rose to China's political heights on the strength of his ideas.
Wang Huning: China’s Antidote to Strongman Politics
China Has New Leaders. What Now?
October 31, 2017
China Has New Leaders. What Now?
A look at the implications of China's new Politburo Standing Committee.
China Has New Leaders. What Now?
Willy Lam on China's 19th Party Congress
October 30, 2017
Willy Lam on China's 19th Party Congress
“The well-known axiom – the more power a dictator has accumulated, the less secure he feels – is applicable to Xi.”
Willy Lam on China's 19th Party Congress
How Effective Is CCP Propaganda?
October 24, 2017
How Effective Is CCP Propaganda?
Even CCP members are increasingly unconvinced by official Party ideology.
How Effective Is CCP Propaganda?
The Party’s ‘Hurdles’: the Internet, Propaganda, and Power
September 27, 2017
The Party’s ‘Hurdles’: the Internet, Propaganda, and Power
The Internet clearly has changed China, and the CCP is actively seeking to change the Internet.
The Party’s ‘Hurdles’: the Internet, Propaganda, and Power
China’s War on Dissent
August 30, 2017
China’s War on Dissent
Detained activists have two choices: vanish or confess.
China’s War on Dissent
The 3 Known Unknowns of Xi Jinping’s China
August 10, 2017
The 3 Known Unknowns of Xi Jinping’s China
There are plenty of things we know about China under Xi Jinping -- what do we know we don't know?
The 3 Known Unknowns of Xi Jinping’s China
The Curious Case of Ideas in Modern Chinese Politics
July 07, 2017
The Curious Case of Ideas in Modern Chinese Politics
Ideas and political debates matter in China, probably more than ever.
The Curious Case of Ideas in Modern Chinese Politics
Badiucao: Challenging China With Political Cartoons
March 02, 2017
Badiucao: Challenging China With Political Cartoons
How one artist pushes back.
Badiucao: Challenging China With Political Cartoons
What Do Chinese Leaders Believe?
March 14, 2016
What Do Chinese Leaders Believe?
Do Chinese leaders truly believe in Communism?
What Do Chinese Leaders Believe?
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