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What China Can Learn from Its First 18 Party Congresses
October 18, 2017
What China Can Learn from Its First 18 Party Congresses
Chinese Communist Party Congresses have not been smooth or regular occurrences over the last 96 years.
What China Can Learn from Its First 18 Party Congresses
What Will Be Added to the Chinese Communist Party’s Constitution?
September 19, 2017
What Will Be Added to the Chinese Communist Party’s Constitution?
The CCP is set to revise its constitution and Xi Jinping’s political thoughts are a barometer of what will be included.
What Will Be Added to the Chinese Communist Party’s Constitution?
The Bitter Legacy of the 1979 China-Vietnam War
February 23, 2017
The Bitter Legacy of the 1979 China-Vietnam War
Officially, both sides have tried to forget the bloody conflict. Unofficially, bitterness still runs deep.
The Bitter Legacy of the 1979 China-Vietnam War
When George HW Bush Met Zhao Ziyang...
May 05, 2016
When George HW Bush Met Zhao Ziyang...
A newly declassified transcript provides insight into a fascinating point in U.S.-China relations.
When George HW Bush Met Zhao Ziyang...
Another Look at China’s Leaders After the 2015 Plenum
November 03, 2015
Another Look at China’s Leaders After the 2015 Plenum
Where does Xi Jinping fit in China's political spectrum? And what does this mean for the rest of his time in power?
Another Look at China’s Leaders After the 2015 Plenum
The Significance of Xi Jinping’s US Visit
September 24, 2015
The Significance of Xi Jinping’s US Visit
"Addressing the distrust and fear should be a key mission for both leaders."
The Significance of Xi Jinping’s US Visit
Xi's America Visit: Hope Behind the Hype
September 17, 2015
Xi's America Visit: Hope Behind the Hype
It's a tough time for a Chinese president to visit America. What can Xi accomplish?
Xi's America Visit: Hope Behind the Hype
Why China's Political Reforms Failed
June 04, 2015
Why China's Political Reforms Failed
June 4,1989 ended China's political reform movement, but the stage was set for the reformers' downfall long before.
Why China's Political Reforms Failed
Lee Kuan Yew: The Father of Modern China?
March 24, 2015
Lee Kuan Yew: The Father of Modern China?
Lee Kuan Yew's influence helped shape the China we know today.
Lee Kuan Yew: The Father of Modern China?
Just How Powerful Is Xi Jinping?
March 09, 2015
Just How Powerful Is Xi Jinping?
China's leader has all the levers of power, but can he provide results commensurate with his status?
Just How Powerful Is Xi Jinping?
What Is China’s Way?
February 16, 2015
What Is China’s Way?
Rumors of the CCP’s impending demise may well be exaggerated.
What Is China’s Way?
China’s Economy: What Deng Can Teach Xi
November 20, 2014
China’s Economy: What Deng Can Teach Xi
Michael Pettis on the four stages of China’s economic growth and the lessons of Deng Xiaoping.
China’s Economy: What Deng Can Teach Xi
Why China Still Needs Deng Xiaoping
November 19, 2014
Why China Still Needs Deng Xiaoping
Particularly in foreign policy, China should be careful not to abandon Deng's productive approach.
Why China Still Needs Deng Xiaoping
Hong Kong’s Counter-Protesters
October 08, 2014
Hong Kong’s Counter-Protesters
Not everyone in Hong Kong has supported the protests.
Hong Kong’s Counter-Protesters
In Hong Kong, an Opportunity for Beijing to Get It Right
October 01, 2014
In Hong Kong, an Opportunity for Beijing to Get It Right
With the protests in Hong Kong, Beijing faces a moment of truth. As does Washington.
In Hong Kong, an Opportunity for Beijing to Get It Right
5 Lessons from the Hong Kong Protests
October 01, 2014
5 Lessons from the Hong Kong Protests
As the protests continue, our correspondent draws a mixed bag of lessons.
5 Lessons from the Hong Kong Protests
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