Will China Dragon Bite in 2012?
Last year was a tough one for Chinese dissidents. With the Communist Party keen for stability as the leadership transition unfolds, 2012 could well be worse.
China’s Arab Spring Cyber Lessons
The Arab Spring has offered some useful pointers for countries such as China about what works in suppressing dissent — and what is counterproductive.
How China Sees Middle East
The US and Israel will be the big losers from the Arab Spring, while Egypt will be a winner, say Chinese analysts.
Why China is Getting Tough
Worries over domestic unrest and a permissive regional environment are behind China’s recent assertiveness.
Wang Lihong and Protest
Wang Lihong’s trial is a reminder of the determination of China’s leadership to crack down. And of growing opposition.
Why Jasmine Died in China
Fear, lack of information and a government crackdown killed the chances of a Jasmine Revolution here.
If Bahrain Erupts
A flare-up in Bahrain could spark a regional conflict between Sunnis and Shias. If it did, the US would be left with the question of how to handle China.
Why China’s Crackdown is Selective
The Chinese government may be cracking down hard on dissent. But some protesters are treated more gently than others, argues Minxin Pei.
China and Radical Thoughts
The Jasmine rallies may have been snuffed out in China. But an overbearing government could still spark anger.
'Western Democracy Risks Chaos'
China’s top legislator, Wu Bangguo, says Western-style democracy would cause an ‘abyss of disorder.’
Jasmine Lacks Spark
Another Sunday, another heavy police presence in Beijing and elsewhere to deter mass Jasmine rallies.
How Kyrgyzstan Sees Jasmine Unrest
The kind of unrest seen in the Arab world is familiar to many Kyrgyzstanis. But the hard work comes after revolution, says Erica Marat.