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2016/12/21 | David Prentice

The Chinese Super League: A Footballing Vanity Project on Steroids

When it comes to the beautiful game, the Chinese demonstrate only that they know the cost of everything, but the value of nothing, writes David Prentice.

2016/12/19 | Tai Ming Cheung

The Rise of the Chinese National Security State Under Xi Jinping

Under Xi Jinping, domestic and external security concerns have risen to the top of China's thinking and policy priorities.

2016/12/11 | Arthur Ding

China's Party-Military Relations After Xi’s Military Reforms

It is very unlikely that the military’s special status in the PRC constitution and CCP charter will be drastically changed in order to ensure greater oversight by relevant agencies of the party and state.

2016/12/07 | Peter Wood

Propaganda and Progress in China's Military Reforms

China is attempting to resolve a number of issues that remain in terms of military coordination between disparate regions and between military services.

2016/10/26 | Jessica C. Teets

How Xi Jinping’s Anti-Corruption Campaign Reduces Local Discretion and Policy Innovation

Xi's 'Tigers and Flies' campaign has negatively impacted both the economy and governance.

2016/10/21 | ZiQing Low

World Responds to Xi-Duterte Meeting

Experts and academics weigh in as Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte ends his China visit with a series of surprising announcements, including a 'separation from the U.S.'

2016/10/19 | Angela Stanzel

Has Xi Jinping Changed China?

After four years in charge, Xi still has many great challenges to tackle if he is to fulfill this dream.

2016/10/15 | Kerry Brown

Xi Jinping: Where Does the Power Come From?

Under Xi, the third phase of power is now underway: control of the grand narratives and stories for Chinese society.

2016/10/08 | Dinah Gardner

BOOK REVIEW: The People’s Republic of Control

A review of Stein Ringen’s ‘The Perfect Dictatorship: China in the 21st Century’

2016/09/08 | The Japan Times

OP-ED: What Should Follow the Abe-Xi Talks

The two leaders need to keep their word and work to establish the maritime and aerial communication mechanism.

2016/09/05 | Mo Tz-pin

Questions Raised on U.S. Stance on Cross-Strait Relations

The U.S. and China seem to have different explanations regarding Obama’s response on cross-Strait relations during the recent Obama-Xi meeting.

2016/09/02 | ZiQing Low

The G20 Summit: Six Things to Watch For

President Xi will use his home-field advantage to ‘tell the world about the China ideology, China’s viewpoint and the China plan.’

2016/08/13 | Sally Xiaojin Chen

Xi Ramps Up Crackdown on Chinese Media – Online and Off

With the CCP’s confidence growing and its control getting ever more assertive, there is no telling just how far President Xi will go.

2016/08/11 | Konstantinos Tsimonis

China and the UN Convention Against Corruption: A 10-Year Appraisal

UNCAC provides an unique opportunity for states not only to institutionalize international cooperation but also to improve their national anticorruption policies and promote the rule of law. Unfortunately, the 10th anniversary of China’s ratification of the Convention offers no grounds for celebration on these two fronts.

2016/08/06 | Kerry Brown

President Xi Jinping: A Four-Year Report Card

'Xi's second term will need to be about the positives, not the negatives. If he fails to deliver, he might face a public response which will make the democratic route to vengeance – through the ballot box – look very mild in comparison.'