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U.S. Policy Should Appeal To Chinese Public Opinion

Doug Bandow | Posted 12.06.2016 | World
Doug Bandow

When the Berlin Wall fell 27 years ago, signaling the end of communism as a serious international force, no one cared much what people in China though...

Western Critics of China Need to Avoid a Colonial Mindset

Daniel A. Bell | Posted 09.08.2016 | World
Daniel A. Bell

BEIJING -- Western thinkers should support China's effort to continue to build up a political meritocracy with democratic characteristics. What is the alternative?

China's Zero Sum Vision Of The World

Daniel Wagner | Posted 09.06.2016 | World
Daniel Wagner

The emergence of a new global power has often profoundly shifted the geopolitical landscape and caused considerable discomfort among the established o...

As Hong Kong Goes To The Polls, Why Isn’t The Communist Party On The Ballot?

Quartz | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 09.02.2016 | World

Nearly 20 years after China resumed sovereignty over the former British colony of Hong Kong, the Chinese Communist Party that rules the rest of the co...

U.S. Relationship With China Requires Mix Of Cooperation And Confrontation

Lee H. Hamilton | Posted 08.09.2016 | World
Lee H. Hamilton

To a great extent, our efforts toward China will be about managing problems, not solving them. In this most important bilateral relationship in the world, we should deal with China from a position of economic and military strength.

Brexit Boosts China's Propaganda Machine

Quartz | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 06.29.2016 | World

Among Brexit’s biggest losers is China. The UK’s pending departure from the EU will cause China to lose one of its strongest allies in the trade b...

Couple Spends Wedding Night Copying Out Chinese Constitution

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 05.18.2016 | World

Most newlyweds spend their wedding night reveling with family and friends. This couple, however, chose to do something totally different. Seated near ...

How President Xi Is Facing Pushback From Within the Communist Party

Nathan Gardels | Posted 03.25.2016 | World
Nathan Gardels

A highly significant essay, "A Thousand Yes-Men Cannot Equal One Honest Advisor," appeared recently on the website of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, which is in charge of Chinese President Xi Jinping's anti-corruption campaign. It was signed under the pen name Lei Si and was widely seen as pushback against a range of Xi's recent policies, though elliptically cloaked through recalling tales of emperors and their advisors in China's long past. Read the English version here.

Why There Are Limits to Capitalism With Communist Characteristics

Brahma Chellaney | Posted 03.07.2016 | World
Brahma Chellaney

NEW DELHI -- As U.S. President Barack Obama prepares to embark on an historic visit to Cuba, the future of the communist-ruled island is the subject of widespread speculation. Some observers are hoping that the ongoing shift toward capitalism, which has been occurring very gradually under Raúl Castro's direction, will naturally lead Cuba toward democracy. Experience suggests otherwise.

How to Square Xi's 'Rule of Law' Campaign With China's Crackdown on Lawyers

Zheng Yongnian | Posted 02.16.2017 | World
Zheng Yongnian

SINGAPORE -- At its fourth plenary of the 18th congress in October 2014, the Chinese Communist Party leadership passed an ambitious reform plan on the legal system. The party devoted this entire plenary session to discuss "rule of law" -- something unprecedented in the history of the party's plenary sessions. This act was widely interpreted as the Xi Jinping leadership's determination to build a system of "rule of law" in the country.

A Chinese Billionaire Has Gone Missing, And He's Hardly The First

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 01.08.2016 | Business

The billionaire founder of a famous Chinese clothing company has disappeared amid an anti-corruption campaign in the country. Zhou Chengjian has been...

You Can't Understand China Unless You Know How the Communist Party Thinks

Zheng Bijian | Posted 12.02.2016 | World
Zheng Bijian

BEIJING -- To understand where China is headed over the coming years, one must also understand the Communist Party of China, since the CPC leadership is a fundamental feature of socialism with Chinese characteristics.

Can Authoritarian China Keep its Economic Miracle Going?

Doug Bandow | Posted 11.29.2016 | World
Doug Bandow

China has come far. But it has even further to go. Where it ends up is likely to depend on whether the government comes to trust its people and becomes accountable to them. If not, the 21st Century is unlikely to end up as the Chinese Century.

Memories Of Torture And Hope For Redemption In A Chinese Village

The Huffington Post | Matt Sheehan | Posted 11.23.2015 | World

YAOYU VILLAGE, China -- For Liu Renwang, the village where he grew up is part home and part hell. Today he lives here in a one-story brick building th...

China Just Opened A Communist Party Theme Park

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 10.02.2015 | World

Theme parks are booming in China right now, thanks to the rise of the country's middle class. Disney Resort is gearing up to open its doors in Shangha...

Check Out The Perfect Symmetry At China's World War II Parade

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 09.03.2015 | World

Here's a sight for sore eyes. China held a military parade in Beijing's Tiananmen Square on Thursday, commemorating the 70th anniversary of its victo...

Will Beijing's War Against Free Expression Destroy China's Economic Dynamism and Political Stability?

Doug Bandow | Posted 08.18.2016 | World
Doug Bandow

Adults who lived through the Cultural Revolution are only too aware of the mercurial horror of past Communist rule. A high school student told me that his father urged him to study in America because of the restrictions on freedom.

How China's Stock Market Volatility Undermines the Communist Party's Authority

George Chen | Posted 07.31.2016 | World
George Chen

HONG KONG -- At the very beginning of the Chinese stock market crisis in late June, many investors felt there were problems mostly related to liquidity issues. But gradually the concerns have grown to encompass more than the market itself. People have begun to talk about whether the government is capable of handling the stock market crisis, and whether this may end up as a broader crisis of governance.

Communist Takeover of Nanking

ADST | Posted 07.29.2016 | World

On April 23, 1949, during the Chinese Civil War, Mao's People's Liberation Army (PLA) captured the city of Nanking, now known as Nanjing, then capital of China and headquarters of the Nationalist Party (also known as the Kuomintang or KMT).

Matt Sheehan

China's Communist Party Bans Believers | Matt Sheehan | Posted 02.03.2015 | World

Karl Marx long ago disparaged religion as “the opiate of the people,” and now the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) wants to ban all addicts. The Comm...

Matt Sheehan

China's Biggest Political Takedowns Since Mao | Matt Sheehan | Posted 12.08.2014 | World

BEIJING -- Last weekend, Chinese authorities announced the arrest of the former head of the country's internal security services, Zhou Yongkang, who b...

Matt Sheehan

How To Bribe Your Way Into The Chinese Government | Matt Sheehan | Posted 12.01.2014 | World

BEIJING –- Global advocates for free markets cheer each time China opens up a new sector of its economy to competitive pricing. But recent media rep...

It's Time for the Rule of Law in China

Xin Chunying | Posted 01.20.2015 | World
Xin Chunying

In the political arena in China at this moment, "the rule of law" is the most fashionable topic. The Fourth Plenary Session of the 18th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China which was held from Oct. 20 to 23 adopted the decision on major issues concerning comprehensively advancing rule of law in China. For the first time, the ruling party of China dedicated an entire plenary session to such a topic.

Squaring the Circle: Rule According to Law in a One-Party State

Minxin Pei | Posted 12.31.2014 | World
Minxin Pei

The greatest dilemma facing the Chinese government in its long-standing efforts to build an effective legal system is how to ensure both the integrity of the judiciary and the Communist Party's monopoly of power.

​A ​Courageous Reporter And A Corrupt Chinese Communist Official

Frank Vogl | Posted 11.26.2014 | Crime
Frank Vogl

According to documents released by the court on September 24, Liu Tienan was accused of accepting about $5.8 million in bribes from five companies between 2002 and 2012. Liu Tienan also received a Porsche and a Beijing villa.