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Kery Brown is Executive Director of the University of Sydney's China Studies Centre. His research and work focuses on contemporary Chinese politics, particularly elite politics in the Communist Party.


China's New Point Man on North Korea Faces Uphill Battle

Kerry Brown

'Never before has North Korea been more troubling, its nuclear program seemingly more successful than anyone suspected, and the country well on the way, under the maverick young leader Kim Jong-un, to being able to deliver nuclear-loaded ballistics to US assets,' writes Kerry Brown.


Hong Kong 20 Years After the Handover: Locked in Stasis

Kerry Brown

A decade after the handover of Hong Kong in 1997, most analyses were positive. A further 10 years has elapsed. How is Hong Kong doing now?


The Xi-Trump Summit: Rearranging the Furniture

Kerry Brown

After the Trump-Xi summit in Florida, there appears to be no fundamental change to the Sino-US relationship. 'All that continues as before. Chairs have just been rearranged – that’s all,' writes Kerry Brown.


China and the UK: Unexpected Inspiration for How to Handle Brexit

Kerry Brown

China has never been seriously considered in the minds of the British political or business elite as anything except a marginal exotic sideshow until now.


Xi Jinping: Where Does the Power Come From?

Kerry Brown

Under Xi, the third phase of power is now underway: control of the grand narratives and stories for Chinese society.


The Party's Worst Nightmare

Kerry Brown

In 2024 the Chinese Communist Party will overtake the Party in the Soviet Union which ruled for 74 years from 1917 to 1991, to become the world’s longest running one-party system conducted on Marxist-Leninist principles to have stayed in power.


President Xi Jinping: A Four-Year Report Card

Kerry Brown

'Xi's second term will need to be about the positives, not the negatives. If he fails to deliver, he might face a public response which will make the democratic route to vengeance – through the ballot box – look very mild in comparison.'

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