September 26, 2022
The End of Senior Politics in China
By Zhuoran Li
Xi Jinping is the first leader since 1978 not to be constrained by powerful elders in the CCP.
July 18, 2022
Elite Power Struggles After Stalin and Mao
By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Joseph Torigian.
September 08, 2021
David Shambaugh on China’s Political Personalities, From Mao to Xi
By Shannon Tiezzi
“Although their respective periods of rule are four decades apart, and China has changed so much in the interim, it is really quite striking just how much Mao and Xi have in common.”
October 15, 2020
Xi Pays Tribute to Reform and Opening – and Deng Xiaoping
By Shannon Tiezzi
This week’s celebration of Shenzhen, the original SEZ, comes amid a general trend of sidelining Deng.
May 24, 2019
The Sino-Vietnam War and China’s Long Route to Winning
By James Maclaren
A little-known war helped shape the future of Southeast Asia.
January 22, 2019
How Post-WWI France Helped Shape Revolutionary China
By Bonnie Girard
A Chinese work-study program in France turns 100 this year. Its impact is still felt today.
June 08, 2018
Is a China-India ‘Reset’ in the Cards?
By Ivan Lidarev
The 2018 Wuhan meeting cannot reset China-India relations in the way the 1988 Gandhi-Deng summit did.
June 01, 2018
China’s Reform and Opening: 40 Years and Counting
By Seung-Youn Oh
How far is the Chinese government willing to go in letting go of economic control?
May 01, 2018
Beyond Wuhan: India Should Establish A New Framework for Engagement With China
By Aman Thakker
India should aim to establish a new and broader framework, or modus vivendi, in its engagement with China.
February 27, 2018
Welcome to Xi Jinping's New Era
By Ankit Panda
Did the Chinese president need to remove term limits to exercise power and influence over the party?
October 28, 2017
The CCP Vows to 'Lead Everything' Once Again
By Charlotte Gao
The Mao-era phrase will be added into the party constitution.
October 18, 2017
What China Can Learn from Its First 18 Party Congresses
By Sergey Radchenko
Chinese Communist Party Congresses have not been smooth or regular occurrences over the last 96 years.