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Why Bo Had To Go
October 02, 2012
Why Bo Had To Go
When Xi Jinping takes office in November he will face serious challenges, but the Bo case is not likely to be one of them.
Why Bo Had To Go
The Perils of Predicting Chinese Politics
September 05, 2012
The Perils of Predicting Chinese Politics
Speculation is mounting over the next generation of China’s leadership. Expect the unexpected.
The Perils of Predicting Chinese Politics
China's Greatest Challenge: Not America, But Itself
September 02, 2012
China's Greatest Challenge: Not America, But Itself
China faces tough economic, demographic and social issues it must deal with. Foreign affairs may take a back seat.
China's Greatest Challenge: Not America, But Itself
Militarization of China's Civilian Leaders?
August 29, 2012
Militarization of China's Civilian Leaders?
Is the PLA gaining political influence or is the civilian leadership looking more to the military for answers?
Militarization of China's Civilian Leaders?
PLA Influence Over Chinese Politics: Fact of Fiction?
August 10, 2012
PLA Influence Over Chinese Politics: Fact of Fiction?
Headlines proclaiming that the military has increased its political clout likely overstate the case.
PLA Influence Over Chinese Politics: Fact of Fiction?
Can Hu 'Do Something Big' on Taiwan?
July 19, 2012
Can Hu 'Do Something Big' on Taiwan?
China seeks reunification with Taiwan. But Beijing is likely to disappointed, argues Parris Chang.
Can Hu 'Do Something Big' on Taiwan?
How Much Power Does China's 'People's' Army Have?
July 13, 2012
How Much Power Does China's 'People's' Army Have?
How far, asks Peter Mattis, does the PLA’s power extend into government?
How Much Power Does China's 'People's' Army Have?
U.S., China’s Clashing Korea Dreams
May 24, 2012
U.S., China’s Clashing Korea Dreams
The U.S. policy of outsourcing its North Korea policy to China has been a dismal failure. Beijing has very different ideas from Washington on what the Korean Peninsula should look like.
U.S., China’s Clashing Korea Dreams
Two Cheers for Hu and Obama
May 08, 2012
Two Cheers for Hu and Obama
The deal over the Chen Guangcheng case may have been messy. But despite criticism, it was a good result.
Two Cheers for Hu and Obama
April 26, 2012
Deciphering North Korea
China will likely keep backing North Korea. But with a leadership transition, Pyongyang shouldn’t push too hard.
Deciphering North Korea
April 19, 2012
China’s Diplomacy Anxiety
China’s public is increasingly frustrated with the country’s diplomacy. Should its leaders be tougher or softer?
China’s Diplomacy Anxiety
April 19, 2012
China’s Diplomacy Anxiety
China’s public is increasingly frustrated with the country’s diplomacy. Should its leaders be tougher or softer?
China’s Diplomacy Anxiety
More on China Coup Rumors
April 09, 2012
More on China Coup Rumors
Hu Jintao may not be as popular with the military as Jiang Zemin. That doesn’t mean there will be a coup.
More on China Coup Rumors
PLA Must
April 08, 2012
PLA Must "Prepare for Struggle"
China’s government warns the military to prepare for an “ideological struggle” as rumors of unrest persist.
PLA Must "Prepare for Struggle"
The Great China Exception
April 08, 2012
The Great China Exception
On religious freedom and the one-child policy, other nations stand quietly by as Beijing abuses its own citizens. They shouldn’t.
The Great China Exception
China’s Economy After the Crisis
April 06, 2012
China’s Economy After the Crisis
That China’s economy is unbalanced is widely recognized. So why aren’t its policy makers doing more to fix it?
China’s Economy After the Crisis
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