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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?
Why China Is Its Own Worst Nightmare
August 24, 2015
Why China Is Its Own Worst Nightmare
China’s leader value stability above all – and China itself is predictably unpredictable.
Why China Is Its Own Worst Nightmare
What Do Chinese People Actually Think About Politics?
April 15, 2015
What Do Chinese People Actually Think About Politics?
A new survey provides rare insight into the political views of people throughout China.
What Do Chinese People Actually Think About Politics?
Are China's Leaders Disciples of Machiavelli?
February 10, 2015
Are China's Leaders Disciples of Machiavelli?
A deeper look at Machiavellian thought and how it relates to Chinese leaders' political philosophy.
Are China's Leaders Disciples of Machiavelli?
Where Does President Xi's Power Come From?
January 06, 2015
Where Does President Xi's Power Come From?
As he pursues anti-corruption and reform, Xi is drawing power and confidence from some unusual sources.
Where Does President Xi's Power Come From?
China's Xi Is a More Effective Leader Than Obama
December 11, 2014
China's Xi Is a More Effective Leader Than Obama
The implications of these two leaders' varying effectiveness might favor China over the U.S. in the long term.
China's Xi Is a More Effective Leader Than Obama
China's Most Important Constituency: Xi Jinping's Family
June 11, 2014
China's Most Important Constituency: Xi Jinping's Family
Chinese leaders' most important (and most sacred) promises are made to their family networks.
China's Most Important Constituency: Xi Jinping's Family
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