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How China's Poorest Province Became a Political Kingmaker
July 19, 2017

How China's Poorest Province Became a Political Kingmaker

By Tristan Kenderdine
Chen Min'er's promotion once again signals Guizhou's importance as a political proving ground.
What's the End Game for Xi Jinping's Political Moves?
February 02, 2017

What's the End Game for Xi Jinping's Political Moves?

By Cal Wong
What political maneuvering does Xi Jinping have planned ahead of the next Party Congress?

Hong Kong Lawyers Protest Beijing's Overreach
November 09, 2016

Hong Kong Lawyers Protest Beijing's Overreach

By Cal Wong
Over 2,000 lawyers staged a silent protest over Beijing's recent interpretation of Hong Kong's Basic Law.

China: The Eclipse of the Politburo
January 26, 2015

China: The Eclipse of the Politburo

By Timothy Heath
Evidence suggests the Politburo Standing Committee is in decline, while the central party bureaucracy gains more clout.

Will China Have Its First Female Politburo Standing Committee Member?
January 02, 2015

Will China Have Its First Female Politburo Standing Committee Member?

By Bo Zhiyue
Sun Chunlan is in prime position to be the first female politician to reach China's top decision-making body.
President Xi and China's Future Leaders
December 16, 2014

President Xi and China's Future Leaders

By Kerry Brown
Unlike his predecessors, Xi hasn't signaled close personal support for any potential successors. Why?

The Allies and Enemies of Xi Jinping
October 01, 2013

The Allies and Enemies of Xi Jinping

One can learn a lot about the new Chinese leadership by who its allies and enemies are, and how it deals with both.

Zhou Yongkang: Has Xi Nabbed a “Tiger?”
August 31, 2013

Zhou Yongkang: Has Xi Nabbed a “Tiger?”

After months of rumors, senior party leaders have reportedly agreed to investigate the former security czar.

With Bo Xilai on Trial, China Adopts Chongqing Model
August 21, 2013

With Bo Xilai on Trial, China Adopts Chongqing Model

While moving forward with his prosecution, Xi Jinping and Li Keqiang are adopting Bo’s playbook.

China’s Next Leap Forward: From Comrades to Consumers
May 09, 2013

China’s Next Leap Forward: From Comrades to Consumers

Chinese leadership has hinted at greater economic reforms in store, with freewheeling Guangdong province as the model.

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