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.
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.
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.
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.
February 18, 2020
Red Flag: Impacts of Coronavirus in China and the World
By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from George Magnus.
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.
February 08, 2020
Coronavirus and China’s ‘Authoritarian Advantage’
By Jonathan Schwartz
The benefits of China’s “authoritarian advantage” in responding to the current coronavirus outbreak are questionable.
November 30, 2019
The Coming Political Restrictions on Chinese Outbound Travel
By Xiaochen Su
Hand-wringing over targeted tourist restrictions miss the larger point: the Chinese overseas tourism boom is about to fall victim to domestic political concerns.
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.