May 25, 2022
Xinjiang Police Files Show Xi Jinping’s Personal Involvement in Uyghur Persecution
By Bonnie Girard
The files, in addition to adding to a mountain of evidence of the abuse and detention of Uyghurs in Xinjiang, include previously secret speeches tying the oppression directly to the top.
May 14, 2022
How Long Can Xi Prioritize ‘Zero COVID’ over the Economy?
By Dan Macklin
Past precedent suggests the Chinese leader is willing to deprioritize growth to focus on more urgent goals, but only as long as he is supported by a sufficient economic cushion.
May 14, 2022
Why the Soviet Union’s 20th Party Congress Continues to Haunt China
By Zhenze Huang
A lesson from 1956 continues to affect China’s understanding of political security -- especially as the CCP's own 20th Congress draws near.
May 12, 2022
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.
May 11, 2022
Xi Jinping’s Legitimacy Malaise Is Bad News for Cross-Strait Relations
By Anthony Toh Han Yang and Jonghyuk Lee
Xi’s achievements as a core leader of the party are far inferior to those of Mao and Deng. Taiwan may be his only chance to secure a legacy-defining victory.
May 09, 2022
In the China-US Competition, Xi Jinping’s Loss Is Biden’s Gain
By Sam Bresnick and Nathaniel Sher
Instead of seeking to transform China, the Biden administration is content to see China’s foreign and domestic policies hamper its competitiveness.
May 07, 2022
China-Vatican Relations in the Xi Era
By Wang Linbin
Nearly four years after reaching a provisional arrangement, are the two sides moving closer to a formal agreement on bishop appointments?
April 29, 2022
Xi Jinping Suffers From the Putin Effect
By Bonnie Girard
Xi has tied himself personally to Russia’s leader through public declarations of friendship. Now Xi shares the reputational damage of the brutalities Russia is unleashing on Ukraine.
April 22, 2022
CCP Regulations and Xi Jinping’s Bid for a Third Term
By KAWASHIMA Shin
Xi will need to make some institutional adjustments if he is to secure a third term.
April 11, 2022
Duterte, Xi Talk South China Sea in Virtual Summit
By Sebastian Strangio
The call forms a neat bookend to Duterte's six years of controversial rapprochement with China.
April 06, 2022
Russia’s Stalled Invasion of Ukraine: Lessons for China’s Leaders
By Zi Yang
Russia’s Ukraine invasion holds important takeaways for China about elite politics, foreign policy, and military affairs.
April 05, 2022
Look to Hong Kong, Not Ukraine, For Signals About China’s Taiwan Plans
By Dennis Kwok and Johnny Patterson
Few took it seriously when Xi Jinping first said he would consolidate control over Hong Kong. We must not make the same mistake when analyzing Xi's plans for Taiwan.