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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.'

2017/07/01 | Edward White

Hong Kong Activists Urge Mass Protest amid ‘Whole New Level of Intimidation, Violence’

Democracy activists, alleging police brutality and widespread harassment from pro-Beijing thugs, have called on Hong Kongers to take to the streets this afternoon.

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.

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.

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.

2017/06/15 | 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.