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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.

2017/10/17 | Richard C. Bush

What Will Xi Jinping Say About Taiwan at the 19th Party Congress?

Richard C. Bush examines past speeches to predict what China's leadership might say about Taiwan in the upcoming Chinese Communist Party Congress.

2017/10/10 | Derek Hird

Xi Jinping’s Family Values Contribute to China's Gender Inequality

Ranked 90th on the United Nations' 2015 Gender Inequality Index, China still has a long way to go, and Xi's view on gender is not helping the case.

2017/09/28 | Dr. Willy Wo-Lap Lam

The Empty Truth of Xi Jinping Thought

As the 19th National Congress of the CPP Approaches, Xi Jinping Thought looks set to be installed in the Party's constitution – ranking alongside only Mao Zedong Thought in terms of doctrinal weight. But whereas The Great Helmsman's dogma looked to the future, Xi is set solely on consolidating power for himself and his party.

2017/09/23 | Frances Kitt

China: No Country for Old Men?

The way in which Xi deals with the age question in the make-up of the PSC will be a good indicator of the nature of his power and the extent of his success.

2017/09/07 | Oiwan Lam

China and the End of Anonymous

'Most online comments on the regulation have been hidden on social media — some threads show only two comments out of hundreds, while on others the comment section has been shut down. The majority of comments do not appear on a search.'

2017/09/01 | David Brewster

India-China Standoff Paves Way for Downward Spiral in Indian Ocean Tensions

It is quite possible that the deterioration of relations between China and India – and the mutual provocations that have gone with it – may spur China to take a more forthright naval role in Gwadar or elsewhere in the Indian Ocean.

2017/08/25 | Carl Minzner

'Xi-ism' and Deepening Institutional Decay in China

The relevant question is no longer whether the 19th Party Congress will see Xi elevated above Jiang and Hu. Rather, it is: how far will this go?

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.

2017/08/08 | Marcel Angliviel de la Beaumelle

China's 'Magic Weapon': The United Front Work Department

While most observers have focused on united front work in Taiwan, the scope of the department’s mission is both foreign and domestic.

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.'

2017/07/21 | 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.

2017/07/20 | Fengshi Wu

Bumpy Road Ahead: Living with China's New NGO Laws

The full implementation and revision of the new law will take time, and the process will not be smooth, writes Fengshi Wu.

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.

2017/07/14 | 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?'

2017/07/09 | Edward White

As Liu Xiaobo Enters Final Days, World Watches Xi’s Move — Lawyer

'If President Xi now decides he wants to keep Liu Xiaobo in China and silenced he will have to do so in the full view of the world knowing he is intentionally hastening his death.'