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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.

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?

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.

2018/09/12 | Policy Forum

OPINION: Time to Say Goodbye to 'Chinese Taipei'

A proposal to compete as 'Taiwan' rather than 'Chinese Taipei' in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics serves as a warning to Beijing.

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.

2018/08/20 | Policy Forum

OPINION: Differing Strategic Visions in the Indo-Pacific Cloud the Region's Future

India, Japan and the US all have different ideas about what the Indo-Pacific means, casting doubt over its future as a concept.

2018/08/13 | China Brief

Academic Assault on Xi's Policies Hints at Scaled Back Belt and Road

Xi Jinping's Belt and Road has been subjected to a flurry of academic criticism, a sign of brewing discontent over what is seen as excessive spending on 'foreign aid'.

2018/08/07 | East Asia Forum

China Wants to Show the World That It's a Good Sport

China arguably won a participation trophy at the 2018 FIFA World Cup as Chinese fans and corporate sponsors stormed Russia en masse. Can the sports-crazed nation keep wielding its athletic soft power?

2018/08/06 | China Brief

ANALYSIS: Trade War Stalemate Threatens Xi's Stranglehold on Power

Xi's position atop China's political hierarchy may not be in danger, but the trade war with the United States has drawn out internal skeptics of Xi's economic policy. Could change be afoot in Zhongnanhai?

2018/08/02 | The Interpreter

Wild Rumors and Shoddy Vaccines Rifle Through China

Li Keqiang's profile has seemingly been elevated, but has it come at the expense of Xi Jinping? A recap of one of Zhongnanhai's most restless periods in recent memory.

2018/07/23 | The Interpreter

Why China Sees Senegal as a Belt and Road Springboard

Xi Jinping made Senegal his first stop on his tour of Africa, meeting President Macky Sall for the third time since 2012. What is it that makes the relationship between China and Senegal, according to Sall, so "special"?