January 27, 2012
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.
October 03, 2011
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.
September 06, 2011
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.
September 01, 2011
Why China is Getting Tough
Worries over domestic unrest and a permissive regional environment are behind China’s recent assertiveness.
August 12, 2011
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.
July 14, 2011
Why Jasmine Died in China
Fear, lack of information and a government crackdown killed the chances of a Jasmine Revolution here.
June 13, 2011
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.
April 28, 2011
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.
March 28, 2011
China and Radical Thoughts
The Jasmine rallies may have been snuffed out in China. But an overbearing government could still spark anger.
March 11, 2011
'Western Democracy Risks Chaos'
China’s top legislator, Wu Bangguo, says Western-style democracy would cause an ‘abyss of disorder.’
March 07, 2011
Jasmine Lacks Spark
Another Sunday, another heavy police presence in Beijing and elsewhere to deter mass Jasmine rallies.
March 02, 2011
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.