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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.
2017/10/18 | 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.
2017/07/14 | Wu'er Kaixi
'Murdered but Undefeated' - Wu'er Kaixi Reflects on the Loss of His Friend, Liu Xiaobo
'It is time for the world to ask itself, are we accomplices, do we appease this, or do we stand up against so-called Chinese values?'
2017/07/09 | Edward White
As Liu Xiaobo Enters Final Days, World Watches Xi’s Move — Lawyer
'If President Xi now decides he wants to keep Liu Xiaobo in China and silenced he will have to do so in the full view of the world knowing he is intentionally hastening his death.'
2017/07/01 | Edward White
Hong Kong Activists Urge Mass Protest amid ‘Whole New Level of Intimidation, Violence’
Democracy activists, alleging police brutality and widespread harassment from pro-Beijing thugs, have called on Hong Kongers to take to the streets this afternoon.
2017/06/29 | TNL Staff
PHOTO STORY: Hong Kong Locked Down for Xi Visit
Animosity towards Beijing has grown in recent years in Hong Kong, particularly among young people.
Hong Kong Divided as China's President Xi Arrives
More than 20 activists - including Joshua Wong and young legislator Nathan Law - remained in custody Thursday evening after being arrested for causing a 'public nuisance' during a Wednesday night protest.
2017/06/26 | Phil Robertson
Dear Mr Xi, Don't Send Refugees Back to North Korea
'There is no way to sugarcoat this: if these people are forced back to North Korea, their lives and safety will be at risk,' writes Phil Robertson.
China’s Global Power Projection Hit With 'Strategic Overdraft'
'Since coming to power in late 2012, Xi has repeatedly spun out bold and all-encompassing visions and schemes,' but Xi will need to 'prove that he can actually deliver on both his domestic and international pledges,' said Dr. Lam.
2017/05/13 | Matthew Brazil
Thinking the Unthinkable: Are American Organizations in China Ready for a Serious Crisis?
US President Trump has brought uncertainty to Sino-American ties, 'If a serious bilateral crisis develops, [foreigners] in China may become unacceptably vulnerable to expulsion or detention,' said Matthew Brazil.
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.
2017/04/26 | 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.
2017/04/14 | Kuan Chen
Two Years in Jail for Calling Xi Jinping a ‘Steamed Bun’
It is a dangerous game playing fast and loose with nicknames in China, even with your friends online.
2017/04/12 | Alan Bairner
Xi Jinping’s Football Dream and the Nightmare Scenario
Given the power of football to help consolidate national unity but equally to provide outlets for political opposition, the realization of Xi’s dreams for Chinese football could be even more important than one might, at first glance, think.