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Sorry, There's No 'Cult of Personality' in China
April 04, 2016
Sorry, There's No 'Cult of Personality' in China
Instead, we should be aware of anti-reforms forces as reforms enter ‘deep water’ areas.
Sorry, There's No 'Cult of Personality' in China
Trump, Mao, and Xi: The Perils of Charisma-Driven Politics
March 28, 2016
Trump, Mao, and Xi: The Perils of Charisma-Driven Politics
China's painful experiences with personality cults in politics have lessons for two modern-day figures.
Trump, Mao, and Xi: The Perils of Charisma-Driven Politics
A Deep Divide Emerges in China: How Do Intellectuals Relate to the State?
February 01, 2016
A Deep Divide Emerges in China: How Do Intellectuals Relate to the State?
China's intelligentsia continue to grapple with just how they relate to the state.
A Deep Divide Emerges in China: How Do Intellectuals Relate to the State?
Between Bullying and Flattery: A Theory on Chinese Politics
December 31, 2015
Between Bullying and Flattery: A Theory on Chinese Politics
Whether bullying or flattering the top leader, China's bureaucracy always has its own interests at heart.
Between Bullying and Flattery: A Theory on Chinese Politics
Interview: Daniel Bell
December 17, 2015
Interview: Daniel Bell
Chinese meritocracy and the limits of democracy
Interview: Daniel Bell
What Is China's Fifth Plenum and Why Did It Matter?
November 03, 2015
What Is China's Fifth Plenum and Why Did It Matter?
Ankit Panda and Shannon Tiezzi discuss the social, political, and economic outcomes of China's fifth plenum.
What Is China's Fifth Plenum and Why Did It Matter?
What to Expect at China's Upcoming Fifth Plenum
October 26, 2015
What to Expect at China's Upcoming Fifth Plenum
Chinese leaders prepare to gather to chart an economic path for the People's Republic through 2020.
What to Expect at China's Upcoming Fifth Plenum
The Downfall of Su Shulin and Its Implications for Chinese Politics
October 13, 2015
The Downfall of Su Shulin and Its Implications for Chinese Politics
The downfall of a rising political star sends a strong message to other provincial governors in China.
The Downfall of Su Shulin and Its Implications for Chinese Politics
Is Xi Sending an Ultimatum to Former President Jiang Zemin?
August 17, 2015
Is Xi Sending an Ultimatum to Former President Jiang Zemin?
What to make of an unusual article in the People's Daily.
Is Xi Sending an Ultimatum to Former President Jiang Zemin?
China's State Media Tells Retired Officials to Stay Retired
August 12, 2015
China's State Media Tells Retired Officials to Stay Retired
The article from People's Daily seems to be a veiled reference to former leader Jiang Zemin.
China's State Media Tells Retired Officials to Stay Retired
Xi Jinping’s New Generals
August 11, 2015
Xi Jinping’s New Generals
There are some oddities in the most recent round of PLA promotions.
Xi Jinping’s New Generals
Did China's Anti-Corruption Fight Give the US an Intelligence Windfall?
August 08, 2015
Did China's Anti-Corruption Fight Give the US an Intelligence Windfall?
Ling Wancheng, the South China Sea, and Japan's take on history. Friday China links.
Did China's Anti-Corruption Fight Give the US an Intelligence Windfall?
The Secretive CCP Meeting That Decides China's Fate (If It Exists, That Is)
August 06, 2015
The Secretive CCP Meeting That Decides China's Fate (If It Exists, That Is)
A possible Beidaihe meeting remains a topic of intense speculation, with little certainty.
The Secretive CCP Meeting That Decides China's Fate (If It Exists, That Is)
What on Earth Is Wrong With China's Stock Market?
July 08, 2015
What on Earth Is Wrong With China's Stock Market?
Whatever the reasons for the recent crash, it is time for the Chinese government to understand the power of market forces.
What on Earth Is Wrong With China's Stock Market?
China's Confucius Institutes and the Soft War
July 08, 2015
China's Confucius Institutes and the Soft War
With the closing of Confucius Institutes, China may be heading for a "soft power" war with the West.
China's Confucius Institutes and the Soft War
Is Beijing In Danger of Losing 'Hong Kong'?
July 06, 2015
Is Beijing In Danger of Losing 'Hong Kong'?
It may be the case that Hong Kong will end up more like Taiwan than Taiwan like Hong Kong.
Is Beijing In Danger of Losing 'Hong Kong'?
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