Michael Thompson is a Ph.D. student in Political Science at the University of Michigan. He received an M.A. in Chinese Studies from the University of Michigan in 2015 after serving as a Fulbright ETA Fellow in Taiwan and is an alumnus of Juniata College. Thompson’s research focuses on Chinese politics, the political economy of development, and comparative authoritarianism.

Last Updated: February 27, 2018



Xi Won’t Go

Richard McGregor, Taisu Zhang & more
In a surprise Sunday move, Beijing announced that the Communist Party leadership wants to abolish the two-term limit for China’s president and vice president, potentially paving the way for China’s 64-year-old President Xi Jinping to stay in power...