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Russia’s Irrational War in Ukraine Should Be a Warning for Predicting China’s Behavior 
January 19, 2023

Russia’s Irrational War in Ukraine Should Be a Warning for Predicting China’s Behavior 

By Jan Švec
Many of the factors that led to Putin’s disastrous decision are also present in China’s authoritarian system.

Why Xi Jinping’s China Will Clamp Down Harder on Domestic Criticism
January 11, 2023

Why Xi Jinping’s China Will Clamp Down Harder on Domestic Criticism

By Corey Lee Bell
The COVID-19 protests took aim at Xi personally – arguably a result of his high-profile moves to exert firm control over all levels of government.
Philippines, China Agree on Measures to Manage Maritime Disputes
January 05, 2023

Philippines, China Agree on Measures to Manage Maritime Disputes

By Sebastian Strangio
Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and Xi Jinping agreed to restart joint oil and gas exploration and set up a direct channel of communication on South China Sea issues.

Xi Jinping’s Great Leap
January 05, 2023

Xi Jinping’s Great Leap

By Ben Lowsen
In China’s haphazard COVID-19 opening, Xi has created a crisis of a scale unseen since Mao.

Frank Dikotter on How China Changed (and Didn’t) After Mao
January 03, 2023

Frank Dikotter on How China Changed (and Didn’t) After Mao

By Shannon Tiezzi
“Since 1976, changes have been introduced to a rigidly collectivized economy in order to build up socialism, not to abandon it.”

From Zero to All-Out COVID: The Power of the Politburo’s Standing Committee
December 30, 2022

From Zero to All-Out COVID: The Power of the Politburo’s Standing Committee

By Bonnie Girard
Ultimately, the choice was Xi's, but his colleagues on the Standing Committee of the Politburo wield extraordinary power, collectively and individually.

Xi Jinping and China’s Censorship Trap
December 13, 2022

Xi Jinping and China’s Censorship Trap

By Ge Chen
Why didn't China's leader crack down hard on the protesters calling for him to resign? He may never have heard those calls in the first place.
Decoding Xi Jinping’s ‘Asia Pacific Community With a Shared Future’
December 09, 2022

Decoding Xi Jinping’s ‘Asia Pacific Community With a Shared Future’

By Marina Yue Zhang
Against the U.S. decoupling push, Xi envisions a hub-and-spokes model of a distributed supply chain network – with China as the “hub.” 

China’s Information Problems Are Only Getting Worse
December 07, 2022

China’s Information Problems Are Only Getting Worse

By Eduardo Jaramillo
Xi’s insistence on personal loyalty risks a climate of sycophancy and rigid unanimity in the ranks of China’s top leaders.

China’s Late-2022 Protests: ‘Zero-Covid’ At the Breaking Point?
December 03, 2022

China’s Late-2022 Protests: ‘Zero-Covid’ At the Breaking Point?

By Ankit Panda and Catherine Putz
What's driving China's late-2022 protests?

Xi Jinping Leads China’s Wolf Warrior Pack
November 22, 2022

Xi Jinping Leads China’s Wolf Warrior Pack

By Ben Lowsen
Xi’s veiled threat to Canada’s prime minister reveals a leader dangerously out of touch.
The Limits of Kishida’s China Outreach
November 19, 2022

The Limits of Kishida’s China Outreach

By Mina Pollmann
The Japanese prime minister held his first in-person meeting with China’s Xi Jinping, but he faces tight limits in how far he can push the relationship.

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