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China’s 20th Party Congress: An Upside Scenario
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.

Forging the ‘New Era’: The Temporal Politics of Xi Jinping
October 01, 2022

Forging the ‘New Era’: The Temporal Politics of Xi Jinping

By Hugo Jones
The “new era” – connoting a fundamental historical shift – has been systematically fused with the persona of Xi in Chinese official discourse.
The End of Senior Politics in China
September 26, 2022

The End of Senior Politics in China

By Zhuoran Li
Xi Jinping is the first leader since 1978 not to be constrained by powerful elders in the CCP.

The Most Important Shanghai Cooperation Summit Ever?
September 23, 2022

The Most Important Shanghai Cooperation Summit Ever?

By Ankit Panda and Catherine Putz
The SCO meets at a time of geopolitical flux in the Asian heartland. What’s the significance?

Mounting Problems Threaten to Dampen Xi’s Congress Victory
September 17, 2022

Mounting Problems Threaten to Dampen Xi’s Congress Victory

By Dan Macklin
China’s leader faces a litany of domestic and international challenges that are creating a gloomy backdrop to his anticipated reselection.

China Keeps West Guessing About Economic Pressure on Russia
September 14, 2022

China Keeps West Guessing About Economic Pressure on Russia

By Joe McDonald
Beijing has avoided violating sanctions, but its purchases of Russian oil and gas rose almost 60 percent in August over a year ago.

Is Xi’s Trip Abroad the Beginning of the End for China’s Zero-COVID Policy?
September 13, 2022

Is Xi’s Trip Abroad the Beginning of the End for China’s Zero-COVID Policy?

By Shannon Tiezzi
The desperation of those caught in continued lockdowns is at stark odds with the hopeful signals sent by Xi’s foray abroad.
Xi Jinping: The Man Who Became China’s ‘Core’
September 13, 2022

Xi Jinping: The Man Who Became China’s ‘Core’

By Shannon Tiezzi
Stefan Aust and Adrian Geiges, authors of a new biography of Xi Jinping, discuss major takeaways about Xi’s life – and Xi’s China.

Why China’s Xi Is Visiting Kazakhstan First
September 13, 2022

Why China’s Xi Is Visiting Kazakhstan First

By Catherine Putz
Before Xi travels to Samarkand, Uzbekistan, for the SCO summit and a bilateral with Russian President Putin, he’ll land in Kazakhstan for a state visit.

Xi Jinping’s Endgame for America
September 09, 2022

Xi Jinping’s Endgame for America

By Ian Easton
Xi’s speeches make clear that he is committed to spreading China’s model of communism around the world.

Why China Is Not Mourning Mikhail Gorbachev
September 08, 2022

Why China Is Not Mourning Mikhail Gorbachev

By Hemant Adlakha
The CCP remembers the late Soviet leader, who oversaw the collapse of the USSR, as a “gravedigger” and a “traitor.”
China’s Crucial Party Congress Has a Date: October 16
August 30, 2022

China’s Crucial Party Congress Has a Date: October 16

By Shannon Tiezzi
The 20th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party will set the tone for China's next five years -- almost certainly under Xi Jinping's leadership yet again.

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