February 23, 2019
China’s Top Anti-Corruption Organ Declares Safeguarding Xi's Status Its Top Priority
By Charlotte Gao
Both the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection and the new National Supervisory Commission are first and foremost political organs.
May 05, 2017
Meet China's Emerging Number 2
By Zi Yang
A biography of Li Zhanshu, the right-hand man to Xi Jinping.
November 22, 2016
Xi's 'China Dream' Comes to Coal Country
By Francois Dubé
Frustration with corrupt and inept local authorities in Shanxi fuels support for Xi Jinping’s push to be core leader.
November 15, 2016
In China, a Tale of 2 Plenums: 'Core Leader' Vs. Collective Leadership
By Benjamin Lee
Media highlight Xi’s new “core” status, but documents from the Sixth Plenum emphasize on “democratic centralism.”
October 29, 2016
Can China Finally Solve Its Corruption Problem?
By Shannon Tiezzi
The Party's sixth plenum was an attempt to do just that.