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How Chinese Veterans Could Derail President Xi’s Plans
May 01, 2018
How Chinese Veterans Could Derail President Xi’s Plans
Can Beijing really care for 57 million former members of the People’s Liberation Army?
How Chinese Veterans Could Derail President Xi’s Plans
Carl Minzner on China's Post-Reform Era
April 04, 2018
Carl Minzner on China's Post-Reform Era
Discussing one-man rule, the re-Partyization of the bureaucracy, and the end of China's reform era.
Carl Minzner on China's Post-Reform Era
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?
The Expected and Unexpected of China's Government Appointments
March 19, 2018
The Expected and Unexpected of China's Government Appointments
Wang Qishan, Yang Xiaodu, and the prospects for  the next phase of China’s anti-corruption campaign.
The Expected and Unexpected of China's Government Appointments
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
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
Welcome to Xi Jinping's New Era
February 27, 2018
Welcome to Xi Jinping's New Era
Did the Chinese president need to remove term limits to exercise power and influence over the party?
Welcome to Xi Jinping's New Era
What Will the World Give up to Share China's 'Common Destiny'?
February 23, 2018
What Will the World Give up to Share China's 'Common Destiny'?
“If we want to know how China proposes governing the world, we need only look at how it governs itself.”
What Will the World Give up to Share China's 'Common Destiny'?
Does Xi Jinping Thought Really Matter?
December 14, 2017
Does Xi Jinping Thought Really Matter?
The move to codify Xi Jinping thought may not be as important as analysts have been suggesting.
Does Xi Jinping Thought Really Matter?
Succession – The Key Word in Chinese Politics
October 11, 2017
Succession – The Key Word in Chinese Politics
At the Party Congress next week, China’s political machine will indicate its future direction.
Succession – The Key Word in Chinese Politics
Political Struggles at Home Shape Beijing’s Meddling Abroad
October 10, 2017
Political Struggles at Home Shape Beijing’s Meddling Abroad
Authoritarian rule in China poses a growing threat to democracy elsewhere.
Political Struggles at Home Shape Beijing’s Meddling Abroad
The Chinese Dream in Peril: Xi Jinping and the Korean Crisis
October 07, 2017
The Chinese Dream in Peril: Xi Jinping and the Korean Crisis
Beijing has a vested interest in the status quo -- not in the Kim dynasty.
The Chinese Dream in Peril: Xi Jinping and the Korean Crisis
China’s 19th Party Congress: Projecting the Next Politburo Standing Committee
October 06, 2017
China’s 19th Party Congress: Projecting the Next Politburo Standing Committee
The composition of the Politburo and its Standing Committee will provide vital clues about the state of Chinese politics.
China’s 19th Party Congress: Projecting the Next Politburo Standing Committee
China’s 19th Party Congress: Political Precedent and the Politburo Standing Committee
October 04, 2017
China’s 19th Party Congress: Political Precedent and the Politburo Standing Committee
While lacking transparency, Chinese politics is actually quite predictable.
China’s 19th Party Congress: Political Precedent and the Politburo Standing Committee
China's Next President: Reading the Tea Leaves of Chinese Politics, Part 2
October 02, 2017
China's Next President: Reading the Tea Leaves of Chinese Politics, Part 2
Will Xi Jinping remain in charge after 2022?
China's Next President: Reading the Tea Leaves of Chinese Politics, Part 2
China's Next President: Reading the Tea Leaves of Chinese Politics
September 29, 2017
China's Next President: Reading the Tea Leaves of Chinese Politics
It's time to push back against the “Xi Forever” narrative and take a deep dive into political maneuvering in China.
China's Next President: Reading the Tea Leaves of Chinese Politics
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