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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.

2017/05/19 | Dr. Willy Wo-Lap Lam

China’s Global Power Projection Hit With 'Strategic Overdraft'

'Since coming to power in late 2012, Xi has repeatedly spun out bold and all-encompassing visions and schemes,' but Xi will need to 'prove that he can actually deliver on both his domestic and international pledges,' said Dr. Lam.

2017/05/16 | Joel Wuthnow

Xi's Grand Design: Recentralizing Power in the PLA

An important test of Xi's ability to manage the army bureaucracy will come over the next few years as PLA reform deepens.

2017/05/13 | Matthew Brazil

Thinking the Unthinkable: Are American Organizations in China Ready for a Serious Crisis?

US President Trump has brought uncertainty to Sino-American ties, 'If a serious bilateral crisis develops, [foreigners] in China may become unacceptably vulnerable to expulsion or detention,' said Matthew Brazil.

2017/05/05 | The Japan Times

Real Estate Billionaire Exposes Beijing’s Dilemma

Beijing must do all it can to eliminate Guo as a threat, but doing so validates charges that the anti-corruption campaign is as much a tool to eliminate political opposition as it is an effort to clean up the Chinese Communist Party.

2017/04/26 | William Hurst

China’s Critical Year

It is China's critical year that Xi Jinping is poised for breakthroughs on many fronts if he can successfully navigate around the many mines and obstacles that stand in his path.

2017/04/14 | Kuan Chen

Two Years in Jail for Calling Xi Jinping a ‘Steamed Bun’

It is a dangerous game playing fast and loose with nicknames in China, even with your friends online.

2017/04/12 | Alan Bairner

Xi Jinping’s Football Dream and the Nightmare Scenario

Given the power of football to help consolidate national unity but equally to provide outlets for political opposition, the realization of Xi’s dreams for Chinese football could be even more important than one might, at first glance, think.

2017/04/11 | FORTUNE

Trump Paints an Overly Rosy Picture Of His Meeting With China’s Xi Jinping

As long as economic nationalists and establishment pragmatists in the White House wage pitched battles over the China policy and Beijing and Washington continue to see each other as potential adversaries, Trump’s prediction that the 'lots of very potentially bad problems will be going away' will turn out to be wildly optimistic.