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Is Xi Flying Too Close to the Sun?
March 27, 2018
Is Xi Flying Too Close to the Sun?
The Chinese leader’s power grab may be undermining his party’s long-term survival strategy.
Is Xi Flying Too Close to the Sun?
Xi Jinping and China's Return to One-Man Rule
March 15, 2018
Xi Jinping and China's Return to One-Man Rule
Throughout Chinese history, one-man rule has been the norm. The abolition of presidential term limits should not surprise anyone.
Xi Jinping and China's Return to One-Man Rule
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?
Jerome Cohen: Xi and CCP Aim for Unchallenged Power
March 07, 2018
Jerome Cohen: Xi and CCP Aim for Unchallenged Power
To whom much is given, much will be required.
Jerome Cohen: Xi and CCP Aim for Unchallenged Power
As 'Two Sessions' Open, CCP Is Ready to Defend Presidential Term Limit Change
March 05, 2018
As 'Two Sessions' Open, CCP Is Ready to Defend Presidential Term Limit Change
This year’s unusually long “Two Sessions” are doomed to go down in China’s contemporary history.
As 'Two Sessions' Open, CCP Is Ready to Defend Presidential Term Limit Change
China’s Military Backs Proposed Constitutional Amendments
March 02, 2018
China’s Military Backs Proposed Constitutional Amendments
The military comes out in support of the changes, which would allow Xi to hold the presidency indefinitely.
China’s Military Backs Proposed Constitutional Amendments
China’s Foreign Ministry Defends the CCP’s Proposed Constitutional Amendment
February 27, 2018
China’s Foreign Ministry Defends the CCP’s Proposed Constitutional Amendment
China's government continues to forestall criticism at home and abroad.
China’s Foreign Ministry Defends the CCP’s Proposed Constitutional Amendment
Why Does Xi Jinping Care About Being President?
February 27, 2018
Why Does Xi Jinping Care About Being President?
History has proven that title to be all-but-meaningless. So why is it so important for Xi Jinping to keep it?
Why Does Xi Jinping Care About Being President?
Xi Jinping's Latest Power Move, in Context
February 27, 2018
Xi Jinping's Latest Power Move, in Context
The removal of term limits is the culmination of a carefully laid path to increased power.
Xi Jinping's Latest Power Move, in Context
The CCP's Proposed Term Limit Change Shocks China
February 26, 2018
The CCP's Proposed Term Limit Change Shocks China
Censors are hard at work, erasing opposition to the Chinese Communist Party's blueprint for constitutional amendment.
The CCP's Proposed Term Limit Change Shocks China
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