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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
February 13, 2019
Why China’s Younger Generation (Sort of) Loves Jiang Zemin
By Chutian Zhou
Meet China’s “toad worshipers.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
October 31, 2017
China Has New Leaders. What Now?
By Jonathan Brookfield
A look at the implications of China's new Politburo Standing Committee.