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The CCP Says Xi Jinping Deserves to Have His Name Written in the Party Constitution
October 27, 2017

The CCP Says Xi Jinping Deserves to Have His Name Written in the Party Constitution

By Charlotte Gao
The Chinese Communist Party enshrined Xi in the party constitution alongside Mao Zedong and Deng Xiaoping.
How a State Department Study Prevented Nuclear War With China
October 25, 2017

How a State Department Study Prevented Nuclear War With China

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The U.S. considered preemptive strikes to prevent Mao from attaining nuclear weapons.

What China Can Learn from Its First 18 Party Congresses
October 18, 2017

What China Can Learn from Its First 18 Party Congresses

By Sergey Radchenko
Chinese Communist Party Congresses have not been smooth or regular occurrences over the last 96 years.

What Will Be Added to the Chinese Communist Party’s Constitution?
September 19, 2017

What Will Be Added to the Chinese Communist Party’s Constitution?

By Charlotte Gao
The CCP is set to revise its constitution and Xi Jinping’s political thoughts are a barometer of what will be included.

Trump: The True New Maoist
January 19, 2017

Trump: The True New Maoist

By Kerry Brown
Mao's true heir is not Xi Jinping, but the new U.S. president.
Two Chinas: The Nomenklatura and the Rest
October 10, 2016

Two Chinas: The Nomenklatura and the Rest

By Francis P. Sempa
China's elites are unable to reckon with the concerns of ordinary Chinese, much like the Soviet nomenklatura.

Xi Jinping as Mao’s Heir? Smashing Chinese Family Dominance
September 24, 2016

Xi Jinping as Mao’s Heir? Smashing Chinese Family Dominance

By Kerry Brown
Xi does have one thing in common with Mao Zedong: a desire to eliminate China's reliance on renqing.
What Every Chinese Soldier Knows (Part 3): Mao’s Generals
July 29, 2016

What Every Chinese Soldier Knows (Part 3): Mao’s Generals

By Ben Lowsen
The hallowed halls of the Helmsman’s hardies.

The Specter of the Cultural Revolution
May 27, 2016

The Specter of the Cultural Revolution

By Yun Tang
Without political reform, the ghosts of a tragic episode will continue to haunt China.

How China Remembers the Cultural Revolution
May 16, 2016

How China Remembers the Cultural Revolution

By Perry Link
50 years later, China still has yet to come to terms with Mao's Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution.

How Far Is China From Another Cultural Revolution?
May 07, 2016

How Far Is China From Another Cultural Revolution?

By Yang Hengjun
Corruption and popular discontent led to one of China's most tumultuous periods. Could it happen again?

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