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2020/06/23 | TJ Ting

OPINION: What the Chinese Communist Party Fears Most

The CCP’s internet control is not about fear of the truth being exposed. Their control is more properly understood as a display of power. And what they fear the most is people not believing this power exists.

2018/10/12 | James Baron

OPINION: China's New 'Softy Power' Could Spell Trouble for Taiwan

Chinese emissaries are emerging as world leaders in the field of simulated falling down and whinging.

2018/09/17 | If Lin

INFOGRAPHIC: How Taiwan's Presidents Speak About Taiwan and China

Taiwan’s leaders have bounced between terms when referring to Taiwan and China, with Tsai Ing-wen notably abandoning the usual lexicon.

2018/02/27 | Stellina Chen

CARTOON: All Hail Emperor Xi

All bets are off now China President Xi Jinping has no limit to his time in power.

2017/12/12 | Daniel Fazio

OPINION: Australia Must Confront China's Academic Interference

The recent decision not to publish the book "Silent Invasion" which examines the growing and surreptitious CCP influence in Australia, raises alarming questions for academic freedom, public discourse, and publishing in Australia.

2017/10/31 | Suzanne Pepper

Xi Jinping Shatters Hong Kong Handover Illusion

Chinese President Xi Jinping's report to the 19th Congress of the Communist Party of China revealed once and for all that Beijing intends to exercise 'comprehensive jurisdiction' over Hong Kong, and that the 1997 promise of '50 years without change' can now be consigned to the dustbin of history.

2017/10/27 | Stellina Chen

CARTOON: All the President's 'Yes' Men

This week's unveiling of a new Politburo Standing Committee included no clear successor to Xi Jinping.

2017/10/24 | Yvonne Chiu

China Stoking Nationalist Fires in Doklam Border Dispute

China's recent dispute with India on the border with Bhutan shows how Beijing wields its international clout to boost domestic legitimacy.

2017/10/18 | Kevin Carrico

'Insignificant' CCP Congress Opens in Beijing

Although the perceived importance of this Congress is a rare instance of consensus between domestic and international China commentators, a counter-interpretation may be more revealing: nothing of actual significance will happen in Beijing this week.

2017/10/03 | Anne-Marie Brady

Resisting China’s Magic Weapon

Foreign influence activities (of any state) can only thrive if public opinion in the state being influenced tolerates them.

2017/09/28 | Dr. Willy Wo-Lap Lam

The Empty Truth of Xi Jinping Thought

As the 19th National Congress of the CPP Approaches, Xi Jinping Thought looks set to be installed in the Party's constitution – ranking alongside only Mao Zedong Thought in terms of doctrinal weight. But whereas The Great Helmsman's dogma looked to the future, Xi is set solely on consolidating power for himself and his party.

2017/09/04 | Samantha Hoffman

Managing the State: Social Credit, Surveillance and the CCP’s Plan for China

While advances in artificial intelligence and the growth of the surveillance state are all noteworthy on their own, China’s social credit program explicitly links them as parts of a broader political control process known as 'social management.'

2017/05/05 | The Japan Times

Real Estate Billionaire Exposes Beijing’s Dilemma

Beijing must do all it can to eliminate Guo as a threat, but doing so validates charges that the anti-corruption campaign is as much a tool to eliminate political opposition as it is an effort to clean up the Chinese Communist Party.

2017/05/03 | Scott N. Romaniuk & Shih-Yueh Yang

Terrorism and Counterterrorism in China: The Other 'War on Terror'

The Chinese Communist Party comprehensive counterterrorism law that came into effect at the turn of 2016 brought with it waves of criticism from human rights activists, proponents of fundamental rights and freedoms, and liberal states around the world.

2017/04/26 | William Hurst

China’s Critical Year

It is China's critical year that Xi Jinping is poised for breakthroughs on many fronts if he can successfully navigate around the many mines and obstacles that stand in his path.

2017/04/22 | Zi Yang

Political Indoctrination in Chinese Colleges

Among Chinese college students, support for the Party and government remain strong, at least on paper.