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2016/12/21 | David Prentice

The Chinese Super League: A Footballing Vanity Project on Steroids

When it comes to the beautiful game, the Chinese demonstrate only that they know the cost of everything, but the value of nothing, writes David Prentice.

2017/07/21 | Simon Chadwick

China's Football Play Sees Xi Pushing Others Offside

President Xi Jinping may be leading the line in China’s football grand plans, but recent moves have caught others in the world game offside, Simon Chadwick writes.

2017/11/03 | Louisa Lim

Xi's 'New Era' Censorship Bans Books, Curbs Curiosity

'What Orwell feared were those who would ban books. What Huxley feared was that there would be no reason to ban a book, for there would be no one who would want to read one.' The ideological conformity of the New Era hints at a frightening prospect: that both Orwell and Huxley's fears could be realized simultaneously in Xi Jinping's China.

2018/05/10 | Jules Quartly

The Ban that Never Was: Peppa Pig, AI and Porkie Pies

AI-inspired Peppa content pushed an online publishing platform into deep water in China, but the headlines missed a deeper argument over whether the state can or should rule on what media people consume.

2017/06/29 | Agence France-Presse

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.

2016/12/22 | Li Yongzhong

Why Supervision Committees Spell Danger for Corrupt Officials in China

A new pilot scheme will empower those outside the Chinese communist party to hold bureaucrats accountable.

2017/03/31 | Dong Dong Zhang

Beneath the Surface of China’s Relentless Rise

Saving the CCP demanded a drastic revamping of the power structures of the party-state.

2017/07/24 | TIME

Why Americans Need to Understand Chinese Ways of Thinking

'Part of what US diplomats and informed citizens need to know is the basic historical background to contemporary China. However, as a scholar of Chinese philosophy, I believe it’s at least as important to understand how China thinks.'

2017/11/08 | Erica Frantz

Here’s How Xi’s Consolidation of Power Could Shape China’s Political Future

As Xi Jinping uses his personality to centralize power, he may be more willing to take risks.

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.

2016/12/28 | Giorgio Strafella and Daria Berg

Roots and Prospects of Xi’s Cultural Policy

Xi Jinping may soon find out that while censorship and surveillance are relatively easy, China’s "State capacity" when it comes to cultural production has significantly shrunk since 1979.

2017/04/06 | Edward White

ANALYSIS: Taiwan Holds Its Breath as Trump Meets Xi

Ahead of the meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and China President Xi Jinping, eight Taiwan and China experts share their expectations with The News Lens.

2017/08/11 | Jared Ward

Stepping into the US Backyard: China’s Caribbean Policy

Beyond market access, China’s increased presence in Caribbean affairs can be understood as a subtle jab at American Western Hemisphere dominance at a time when Washington is pushing Beijing in the South China Sea.

2017/11/10 | Jinghan Zeng

The End of History: Liberal Democracy or New China Model?

Jinghan Zeng argues that China is still playing a long ideological game against the West and that 'The End of History' is no longer guaranteed to favor Western liberal democracy.