November 26, 2019
What Xi Jinping Learned—And Didn’t Learn—From His Father About Xinjiang
By Joseph Torigian
Xi Zhongxun’s “soft touch” approach to the region contrasts dramatically with his son’s crackdown.
April 25, 2018
The Long Reach of Hu Yaobang
By Bonnie Girard
China's famous political reformer ironically helped pave the way for Xi's current crackdown on dissent.
July 29, 2016
What Every Chinese Soldier Knows (Part 3): Mao’s Generals
By Ben Lowsen
The hallowed halls of the Helmsman’s hardies.
December 30, 2014
How the Cultural Revolution Haunts China's Leaders
By Kerry Brown
Growing up during the Cultural Revolution had a lasting impact on Xi Jinping and his generation of elites.