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2018/10/15 | The Conversation
EXPLAINER: How Deng Xiaoping Shaped Modern China
China's recent economic slowdown may be further vindication of Deng Xiaoping's economic foresight, writes James Laurenceson.
2017/10/19 | Stellina Chen
CARTOON: Beware the Cult of Xi
For all the assertions of China's rising power and strength at the ongoing 19th Party Congress in Beijing, the country's inability to reconcile its past and vulnerability to cults of personality point to inherent institutional weakness.
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.
2016/11/08 | Johan Lagerkvist
Trump, Tiananmen and the Rise of Authoritarianism
Even if he loses the presidential election , the legacy of Trump is likely to linger in the increasingly divisive politics of the United States.