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The Sixth Plenum and the Rise of Traditional Chinese Culture in Socialist Ideology
November 19, 2021

The Sixth Plenum and the Rise of Traditional Chinese Culture in Socialist Ideology

By Zhuoran Li
The CCP is turning to traditional culture to bolster its rule and guard against the spread of Western values.

Tennis and Politics Intertwine in China’s Highest-Profile #MeToo Case to Date
November 06, 2021

Tennis and Politics Intertwine in China’s Highest-Profile #MeToo Case to Date

By Lizzi C. Lee
Peng Shuai’s stunning accusation of sexual assault should be situated within a larger context where tennis can be a vehicle for politics – exposing athletes to the possibility of exploitation.
China Didn’t Warn Public of Likely Pandemic for 6 Key Days
April 16, 2020

China Didn’t Warn Public of Likely Pandemic for 6 Key Days

By Associated Press
Internal Chinese government documents show a delay in Beijing’s official reaction.

What Xi Jinping Learned—And Didn’t Learn—From His Father About Xinjiang
November 26, 2019

What Xi Jinping Learned—And Didn’t Learn—From His Father About Xinjiang

By Joseph Torigian
Xi Zhongxun’s “soft touch” approach to the region contrasts dramatically with his son’s crackdown.

China Central Television: A Long-standing Weapon in Beijing’s Arsenal of Repression
September 25, 2019

China Central Television: A Long-standing Weapon in Beijing’s Arsenal of Repression

By Sarah Cook
Part of the station’s mission is to attack designated enemies of the Communist Party.

Beijing After Tiananmen, Part 3: The Closing Chapter
June 14, 2019

Beijing After Tiananmen, Part 3: The Closing Chapter

By Bonnie Girard
A dinner invitation and bullet holes in the window.

Watching the Tiananmen Massacre From Delhi
June 05, 2019

Watching the Tiananmen Massacre From Delhi

By Amit Sengupta
A former Indian student leader recalls how one university in New Delhi reacted to the events of June 4, 1989.
Xi: Upholding Socialism in the New Era is a ‘Great Social Revolution’
December 29, 2018

Xi: Upholding Socialism in the New Era is a ‘Great Social Revolution’

By Charlotte Gao
At a "democratic life meeting" in Beijing, the Chinese president spoke in various ways of struggling.

On the Couch in Beidaihe: The Political Psychology of China’s President Xi Jinping
August 21, 2018

On the Couch in Beidaihe: The Political Psychology of China’s President Xi Jinping

By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Dr. Kenneth Dekleva.

Why Xi Jinping Thought Is a Threat to China's Future
August 14, 2018

Why Xi Jinping Thought Is a Threat to China's Future

By James A. Dorn
China's institutional infrastructure is weaker than it might appear at first glance.

Amid the Trade War, Secretive Beidaihe Meeting Seems to Have Begun
August 10, 2018

Amid the Trade War, Secretive Beidaihe Meeting Seems to Have Begun

By Charlotte Gao
China’s state media has repeatedly called for national confidence amid rumors that Xi would face criticism at the meeting.
Xi and the Trade War: The Curse of the Strong Leader
July 23, 2018

Xi and the Trade War: The Curse of the Strong Leader

By Kerry Brown
Xi's dominance means he gets all the praise when things go right -- and all the blame when they don't.

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