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.”
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
November 29, 2017
China's Playbook for Conquering Taiwan
By Ian Easton
Beijing has a clear approach to doing what it has long intended.
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.
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.