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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.

Xi Jinping and the Third Chinese Revolution
May 02, 2018

Xi Jinping and the Third Chinese Revolution

By Shannon Tiezzi
An interview with Elizabeth Economy, author of The Third Revolution: Xi Jinping and the New Chinese State

How Chinese Veterans Could Derail President Xi’s Plans
May 01, 2018

How Chinese Veterans Could Derail President Xi’s Plans

By Eugene K. Chow
Can Beijing really care for 57 million former members of the People’s Liberation Army?

Carl Minzner on China's Post-Reform Era
April 04, 2018

Carl Minzner on China's Post-Reform Era

By Shannon Tiezzi
Discussing one-man rule, the re-Partyization of the bureaucracy, and the end of China's reform era.
Is Xi Flying Too Close to the Sun?
March 27, 2018

Is Xi Flying Too Close to the Sun?

By Sarah Cook
The Chinese leader’s power grab may be undermining his party’s long-term survival strategy.

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