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China's Communist Party: 3 Successes and 3 Challenges
October 28, 2017

China's Communist Party: 3 Successes and 3 Challenges

By Mu Chunshan
After the Party Congress, a look back at the CCP's strengths and forward to the challenges ahead.

Ian Johnson on Religion in China, Past and Future
April 11, 2017

Ian Johnson on Religion in China, Past and Future

By Young China Watchers
"Religion and the search for values are moving back to the center of a national discussion in China."
What Happens After China Invades Taiwan?
March 24, 2017

What Happens After China Invades Taiwan?

By Wang Mouzhou
Even a tactically “successful” invasion of the island might lead to strategic defeat for the PRC and the Communist Party.

The Communist Party of China's Recipe for Success
August 12, 2016

The Communist Party of China's Recipe for Success

By Thomas E. Kellogg
A review of Bruce Dickson's The Dictator's Dilemma.

Charting the Rise of Xi Jinping
April 13, 2016

Charting the Rise of Xi Jinping

By Young China Watchers
Kerry Brown on Xi Jinping and the future of Chinese politics.

China’s ‘New Normal’ Economy and Social Stability
November 24, 2015

China’s ‘New Normal’ Economy and Social Stability

By Shannon Tiezzi
China's economic growth is slowing, but Beijing has a plan to keep people from feeling the pinch.

Where Does the CCP's Legitimacy Come From? (Hint: It's Not Economic Performance)
June 18, 2015

Where Does the CCP's Legitimacy Come From? (Hint: It's Not Economic Performance)

By Ankit Panda
New research shows that China's economic performance has caused a decline in happiness among elites.
Why Do People Keep Predicting China's Collapse?
March 20, 2015

Why Do People Keep Predicting China's Collapse?

By Xie Tao
The Chinese party-state is certainly facing decay -- but so are most Western democracies.

Why Chinese Obey
July 16, 2013

Why Chinese Obey

True, the state gains legitimacy from performance. But there is more to it than that.

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