November 04, 2022
Xi Jinping: Prince or Party Man?
By Michael Clarke
Xi’s consolidation of power has been obtained through steps that have arguably strengthened the cohesion and institutional strength of the CCP as a whole.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
June 14, 2019
Beijing After Tiananmen, Part 3: The Closing Chapter
By Bonnie Girard
A dinner invitation and bullet holes in the window.
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.
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.
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.
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.