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2017/03/09 | Jingdong Yuan

China's Defense Spending: What's Behind the Slowdown?

Beijing will continue to spend as appropriate on its defense, but at a level that won’t cause too much alarm and can't be used in "China threat" rhetoric.

2017/06/15 | Yu-Shan Wu, Chris Alden and Elizabeth Sidiropoulos

Will Africa Fit into China’s Belt and Road Plan?

Success depends on African nations providing adequate security to protect the investment environment.

2018/03/26 | TJ Ting

OPINION: The CCP's Greatest Fear Is That Taiwan Does Not Fear Them

The main purpose of Chinese censorship isn’t to keep the truth from being exposed, but to maintain an unquestioning attitude to authority.

2016/12/19 | Tai Ming Cheung

The Rise of the Chinese National Security State Under Xi Jinping

Under Xi Jinping, domestic and external security concerns have risen to the top of China's thinking and policy priorities.

2017/03/16 | Stephen Costello

Trump and Xi on Dangerous Ground Amid THAAD Blowback

Even a relatively inexperienced South Korean president, taking office after the policy upheavals of the past two decades, would not permit their administration to start under a cloud of subservience to China, to the United States or to their disgraced predecessor.

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.

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.

2018/03/28 | Taiwan Insight

OPINION: Taiwan Can Breathe Easier after Xi's Power Play

Xi Jinping may well plan to step aside as president in 2023, but he will maintain power behind the scenes anyway.

2017/03/01 | Edward White

Warnings for Taiwanese after Beijing’s Latest Removals of Taiwan Affairs Officials

'The CCP wouldn't admit its approach to Taiwan has completely failed,' says J. Michael Cole, a senior non-resident fellow at the University of Nottingham’s China Policy Institute.

2016/10/26 | Jessica C. Teets

How Xi Jinping’s Anti-Corruption Campaign Reduces Local Discretion and Policy Innovation

Xi's 'Tigers and Flies' campaign has negatively impacted both the economy and governance.

2017/03/16 | Stellina Chen

CARTOON: Xi's 'Great Wall of Iron' to Safeguard Xinjiang?

The 'great wall of iron' comes after the Islamic State released a video featuring young Uighurs vowing to plant their flag in China and promising that 'blood will flow in rivers.'

2017/07/18 | Zi Yang

Xi Jinping is Restoring 'Traditionalism' in China amid Cultural Revival Campaign

Xi Jinping’s China is witnessing the unfolding of a cultural revival campaign. Although state-driven cultural revival is a win with the mostly conservative Chinese, the Party-state’s leading position in the campaign means it has all the power to determine what is an 'outstanding' element of traditional culture.

2017/04/06 | Troy Lee-Brown

How Asian Regionalism Could Prosper Under Trump

Trump's dispute with Europe fuels doubts about the future of the East Asian regional order. Is the Indo-Pacific concept a viable option to complement or perhaps even help salvage the broader Asian regional project?

2017/03/23 | Crispin Rovere

Dear Foreign Policy Elite: You’re Obsolete

Foreign policy elite who have been criticizing US. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson for his rejection of 'protocol' should focus on his achievements on issues affecting US interests instead.

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?'

2017/10/29 | Hui Feng and Stephen Bell

Expect No Surprises in China's 'New Era' Economic Policy

Stability and redistribution will be the watchwords of the Xi administrations economic policy as China strives to achieve its goal of becoming a "moderately prosperous society" by 2021.

2018/04/27 | The Conversation

ANALYSIS: The Xi Supremacy and Its Impact on Africa

The machinations of China's leadership in Zhongnanhai will be felt from Cairo to Capetown.