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David Shambaugh on China’s Political Personalities, From Mao to Xi
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.”

The Present in the Past: 100 Years of the Chinese Communist Party
July 01, 2021

The Present in the Past: 100 Years of the Chinese Communist Party

By Tony Saich
As the CCP celebrates its centennial, how close is the party of Xi Jinping to its founding vision?
From China to the US, the ‘Self-Reliance’ Slogan is Back
October 02, 2020

From China to the US, the ‘Self-Reliance’ Slogan is Back

By Benjamin R. Young
With Xi Jinping’s neo-Maoist rhetoric and Trump’s calls for African self-reliance, the Cold War ideological concept is back.

When Emulating Mao, Xi Should Not Forget the Cultural Revolution
September 09, 2020

When Emulating Mao, Xi Should Not Forget the Cultural Revolution

By Chi Wang
Mao’s quest for uncontested power culminated in a national tragedy – and a deeply personal one for the author.

The Trump-Kim Lovefest Isn’t Actually Unusual
March 08, 2019

The Trump-Kim Lovefest Isn’t Actually Unusual

By Pete Millwood
Trump didn't blunder in hailing Kim; this is how U.S. presidents often treat dictators. Look at Nixon and Mao.

Xi Jinping and China-North Korea Relations
September 08, 2018

Xi Jinping and China-North Korea Relations

By Adam Cathcart
Xi Jinping is putting his stamp on all levels of the Chinese-North Korean relationship.

The Long Road to the Korean War Armistice
August 09, 2018

The Long Road to the Korean War Armistice

By Adam Yang
Amid talk of a peace treaty, a look back at the arduous negotiation process behind the Korean Armistice Agreement.
Welcome to Xi Jinping's New Era
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?

The Last Jedi and the Founding Mythology of the Chinese Communist Party
December 27, 2017

The Last Jedi and the Founding Mythology of the Chinese Communist Party

By Robert Farley
What the new Star Wars film and the Chinese Communist Party's founding myths have in common.

China's Playbook for Conquering Taiwan
November 29, 2017

China's Playbook for Conquering Taiwan

By Ian Easton
Beijing has a clear approach to doing what it has long intended.

Welcome to the Xi Jinping Show: Chinese Foreign Policy After the 19th Party Congress
November 03, 2017

Welcome to the Xi Jinping Show: Chinese Foreign Policy After the 19th Party Congress

By Ankit Panda
China's foreign policy can be expected to remain assertive as it grows increasingly ambitious under Xi Jinping.
The CCP Vows to 'Lead Everything' Once Again
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.

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