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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"?

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.

2018/04/30 | Sumit Kumar

Indian Prime Minister Modi's China Summit Explained

The informal summit meeting between Narendra Modi and Xi Jinping arrested a decline in bilateral ties but should serve as a floor for a more comprehensive framework to resolve disputes.

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.

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.

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.

2018/03/23 | Stellina Chen

Xi Whistles in the Wind

China's president is trying to play the referee over the Taiwan Travel Act, but is he holding the right cards?

2018/03/02 | Tristan Kenderdine

OPINION: Xi's Consolidation of Power Will Ultimately Weaken China

Xi's move to abolish two-term limits on the presidency signals the end of the Reform Era and a deepening of Party reform of the State that will ultimately lead to a weaker China.

2018/02/27 | Stellina Chen

CARTOON: All Hail Emperor Xi

All bets are off now China President Xi Jinping has no limit to his time in power.