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2017/02/27 | Dong Dong Zhang

How will Xi Shake Up the CCP?

The scale of change in the CCP leadership and its importance can’t be overstated.

2017/02/16 | Stellina Chen

CARTOON: Trump — Paper Tiger or Not?

A paper tiger is a person who appears threatening, but is ineffectual. Does Trump fit the bill?

2017/02/02 | The Japan Times

OPINION: Chinese Leaders Need to Pursue Reform

Xi Jinping needs to pursue domestic political and economic reforms, and refrain from seeking international hegemony to turn China into a major power welcomed in the international community.

2017/01/16 | Johan van de Ven

Why China Is Wooing Southeast Asia’s New Strongman

Improved government relations with fiery Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte are key to securing dominance in the South China Sea.

2017/01/16 | Courtney Donovan Smith (石東文)

Taiwan's Political Revolution and China's Challenge

Donald Trump and Taiwan’s president aren’t China’s biggest long-term ‘Taiwan issue’ challenge, argues Courtney Donovan Smith.

2016/12/28 | Giorgio Strafella and Daria Berg

Roots and Prospects of Xi’s Cultural Policy

Xi Jinping may soon find out that while censorship and surveillance are relatively easy, China’s "State capacity" when it comes to cultural production has significantly shrunk since 1979.

2016/12/22 | Li Yongzhong

Why Supervision Committees Spell Danger for Corrupt Officials in China

A new pilot scheme will empower those outside the Chinese communist party to hold bureaucrats accountable.

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.