October 27, 2022
China’s 20th Party Congress Escalates Cross-Strait Tensions
By Mariah Thornton
A new amendment to the CCP constitution demonstrates a significant escalation in the party’s approach to Taiwan.
October 24, 2022
5 Takeaways From China’s Big Leadership Announcement
By Shannon Tiezzi
The 20th Party Congress has closed, with Xi Jinping's grip on power even tighter than expected.
October 23, 2022
China’s Xi Expands Powers, Promotes Allies
By Joe McDonald
With all seven members of the new Politburo Standing Committee loyal to Xi, "There is no counterweight or checks and balances in the system at all."
October 04, 2022
China’s 20th Party Congress: An Upside Scenario
By Dan Macklin
Turnover norms for Beijing’s top governing body could check Xi’s power and boost pro-market reformers.
August 04, 2020
Who Will Be China’s Next Premier?
By Andrei Lungu
Because of the focus on what Xi will do in 2022, an important question has been ignored: who will take Li Keqiang’s place?
January 14, 2019
When Will Xi Jinping Travel to North Korea?
By Ankit Panda
After a fourth visit by Kim to China, it’s Xi’s turn to travel to North Korea.
December 05, 2017
Is Wang Huning Trying to Hide His Light?
By Charlotte Gao
China’s new ideology czar Wang Huning has been up to his ears in media exposure.
December 01, 2017
The Men Who Will Lead China Into Its ‘New Era’
By Matthias Stepan
How China’s new top personnel will impact policymaking in the next five years.
November 22, 2017
Wang Huning: China’s Antidote to Strongman Politics
By Yi Wang
Wang rose to China's political heights on the strength of his ideas.
November 09, 2017
China’s New Ideology Czar Takes Center Stage on Journalists' Day
By Charlotte Gao
Wang Huning tells Chinese journalists to follow the CCP’s lead “unswervingly.”
November 04, 2017
China’s Party Congress Hints at Media Strategy for a ‘New Era’
By Sarah Cook
China stresses party dominance, innovative propaganda, cultural influence, and globalization of its governance model.
October 31, 2017
China Has New Leaders. What Now?
By Jonathan Brookfield
A look at the implications of China's new Politburo Standing Committee.