Seventh Plenum Sends ‘Stay the Course’ Signal Ahead of 20th Party Congress
By Shannon Tiezzi
The final preview of the upcoming 20th National Congress of the CCP was a blow for anyone hoping for a shift on foreign policy or “zero COVID.”
China’s Anti-Corruption Campaign: Tigers, Flies, and Everything in Between
By Rahul Karan Reddy
Since Xi Jinping took office, his anti-corruption efforts have expanded beyond the confines of the CCP itself.
China’s Sixth Plenum Report Proclaims Bright Future Under Xi
By Jesse Turland
The CCP meeting served to reinforce the existing consensus on history, rather than overturn it – but also paved the way for the continuation of Xi's reign.
Reading Between the Lines of the CCP’s Centennial Propaganda Blitz
By Sarah Cook
Troop deployments, censorship, and exhaustive promotion point to a deep uncertainty about the party’s future.
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.
Xi Jinping's 'Core Leader' Status Will Help China's Reforms in Coming Years
By Dingding Chen
The title signals political stability for the coming years and is good for China's future reforms.