January 03, 2023
Frank Dikotter on How China Changed (and Didn’t) After Mao
By Shannon Tiezzi
“Since 1976, changes have been introduced to a rigidly collectivized economy in order to build up socialism, not to abandon it.”
November 01, 2022
Xi Jinping Rolls Out the Red Carpet for Vietnam’s Communist Party Chief
By Sebastian Strangio
The elaborate ceremonials of Nguyen Phu Trong's state visit are a reminder of the alternating attraction and resistance that underpin Sino-Vietnamese relations.
October 26, 2022
Vietnam’s Communist Party Chief to Visit China Next Week
By Sebastian Strangio
Nguyen Phu Trong will become the first foreign leader to meet with Xi Jinping since he won a precedent-breaking third term as party head.
October 25, 2022
It’s Xi’s China: Takeaways From the Chinese Communist Party’s 20th Party Congress
By Ankit Panda and Catherine Putz
Xi Jinping has consolidated power and a third term as China’s leader. What are the ramifications?
October 23, 2022
China’s Xi Expands Powers, Promotes Allies
By Joe McDonald
With all seven members of the new Politburo Standing Committee loyal to Xi, "There is no counterweight or checks and balances in the system at all."
October 05, 2022
The Chinese Communist Party’s Ride-or-Die Moment
By Tyler Roylance
At its upcoming congress, the party will triple down on a leader whose policies are proving increasingly self-defeating.
September 01, 2022
How China’s Party Congress Actually Works
By Ling Li
Unpacking the institution of the National Party Congress – its essential concepts and some common misunderstandings.
July 18, 2022
Elite Power Struggles After Stalin and Mao
By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Joseph Torigian.
December 06, 2021
What China Learned From the Collapse of the USSR
By Kunal Sharma
Three key lessons have helped the Chinese Communist Party avoid following its Soviet namesake into the dustbin of history.
September 15, 2021
Is the CCP About to Rehabilitate the Cultural Revolution?
By Jesse Turland
The official historical narrative – as defined by Xi Jinping – is set to feature prominently at the CCP plenum in November.
July 07, 2021
What Do Filipino Maoists Think of China Now?
By Michael Beltran
There’s no love lost between Philippine communists and the Chinese Communist Party.
July 02, 2021
At 100, Chinese Communist Party in Renewed Drive for Legitimacy
By Pratik Jakhar
The party has seized upon the anniversary to bolster its appeal through a blend of narratives that incorporate past glories, present successes, and future greatness.