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2018/10/18 | Stuart Heaver

HONG KONG: Why China's Greater Bay Masterplan May Not Be So Great

The plan to unite nine Chinese cities with Hong Kong and Macau reads well on paper but innovation is about more than just pie in the sky political programs.

2019/11/10 | Mongabay

China Keeps Quiet About the Amazon Crisis Despite Its Leverage Over Brazil

The Brazilian president met with the Chinese leader last week on trade, but China remained silent on the Amazon fires, deforestation, and other environmental issues.

2018/12/18 | Asia Dialogue

Norway, China and the Deep Hypocrisy of the 'Human Rights Dialogue' Ritual

An October visit by Norway's royal couple – who claimed to have been unaware of Xinjiang's internment camps – checked all the boxes of what has become a ritualized process.

2020/02/18 | Voice of America

Chinese Activist Detained After Calling on Xi Jinping to Resign

In the latest crackdown on free speech, Chinese activist Xu Zhiyong was detained after calling Xi Jinping "clueless" on the coronavirus outbreak.

2019/10/14 | The Interpreter

China’s Catholics Still Suffer Religious Oppression After Vatican-Beijing Deal

The Vatican, the only European state that still recognizes Taipei over Beijing, signed a landmark deal last year with the CCP in exchange for recognition of the Pope as the leader of China’s Catholics. The deal, however, has shown no sign of progress or success.

2021/08/02 | Timothy S. Rich

Survey: US Perceptions of China in the Early Biden Era

Our survey indicates a broadly shared concern about China in the United States, but not necessarily a consensus on what to do in regards to the economic challenges China poses.

2018/09/28 | China Brief

Guess Who's Back: Xi Sheds Low Profile to Navigate the Trade War

Xi Jinping laid low throughout the summer, leading to rabid speculation from China watchers. He's back now, but is he here to stay?

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.

2018/09/21 | The Interpreter

The End of the Jack Ma Era Marks a Changing China

The end of Jack Ma's tenure as Alibaba's chairman reflects a need for a different kind of leadership in the Xi Jinping era.

2020/10/07 | Voice of America

Facing Criticism Over Covid-19 and Xinjiang, Chinese Leader Talks Up Archaeology

At a recent meeting of the Politburo of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), Xi Jinping brought up how archaeology should serve the interests of the ruling party.

2018/09/01 | The Interpreter

ANALYSIS: Belt and Road Is an Exercise in Chinese Branding

More than anything, Belt and Road is a marketing tool – and, it seems, a largely successful one.