|August 25, 2016||
Could China Now Defeat the United States in a Battle Over the South China Sea or Taiwan?
Joel Wuthnow, Phillip C. Saunders & moreChinese Communist Party Secretary Xi Jinping kicked off the latest round of People’s Liberation Army (PLA) reforms at a September 3, 2015 military parade. Aside from reducing the PLA’s size by 300,000 personnel, the reforms eliminated the corruption-...
|Aug 25 2016 - 2:45pm|
|August 18, 2016||
What Would China Look Like Today Had Zhao Ziyang Survived?
Julian B. Gewirtz, David Shambaugh & moreIn late July, the Chinese University Press in Hong Kong released a trove of previously unpublished documents about Zhao Ziyang, the bold reformer who served as China’s premier (1980-1987) and Communist Party general secretary (1987-1989). Containing...
|Aug 24 2016 - 12:09pm|
|August 10, 2016||
Is Big Data Increasing Beijing’s Capacity for Control?
Mirjam Meissner, Rogier Creemers & moreChina’s authoritarian government is using big data to develop credit scoring systems, and is urging data-sharing between companies and governments, putting ordinary Chinese squarely in the digital spotlight. How should Chinese netizens and global...
|Aug 12 2016 - 7:38pm|
|August 3, 2016||
What Does Uber’s Retreat Say About the Ability of U.S. Internet Innovators to Succeed in China?
Kaiser Kuo, Angela Bao & moreIn early August, news broke that Uber would sell its China business to Didi Chuxing, its largest rival on the Mainland. Uber is just the latest in a series of tech companies—including Google, Twitter, and Amazon, among others—that found the Middle...
|Aug 3 2016 - 7:55pm|
|July 20, 2016||
How Should the Republican Party Approach China Policy?
Peter Navarro, Patrick Chovanec & moreOn Tuesday, delegates to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, chose Donald J. Trump as their nominee for President of the United States. We asked a range of contributors how the Republican Party should approach China policy. —The Editors
|Jul 22 2016 - 4:49pm|
|July 12, 2016||
China’s Claims in the South China Sea Rejected
Andrew S. Erickson, Peter Dutton & moreOn Tuesday in the Hague, the Permanent Court of Arbitration rejected China’s claims that a scattering of rocks and reefs in the contested South China Sea qualify as Exclusive Economic Zones for China. The court found in favor of the Philippines’ lawsuit...
|Jul 13 2016 - 2:19pm|
|July 8, 2016||
Why Is There So Much Talk of China’s Bleeding Money?
Arthur R. Kroeber & Thilo HanemannChina has seen its foreign reserves depleted for months, but economists don’t agree about why: Is it because Chinese people are buying offshore assets, such as real estate? Because Chinese companies are paying down their foreign debt? Or both? Or is it...
|Jul 7 2016 - 5:21pm|
|June 30, 2016||
Where Is China’s Internet Headed?
David Schlesinger, Jeremy Goldkorn & moreLu Wei, the often combative Chinese official known as China’s “Internet Czar,” will step down, and is to be replaced by a former deputy of Chinese leader Xi Jinping. The personnel change comes after a period of mounting restrictions on China’s Internet....
|Jul 1 2016 - 8:45pm|
|June 24, 2016||
Is Europe Prepared to Deal with the China Challenge?
Mikko Huotari, Jan Gaspers & moreChinese President Xi Jinping is on a grand tour of the western end of the “New Silk Road,” in visits to Serbia and Poland this week before he returns to Beijing via Uzbekistan, a more eastern outpost on China’s expanding 21st Century trade route. Xi was...
|Jul 1 2016 - 8:35pm|
|June 13, 2016||
A War of Words Over the South China Sea
Edward Friedman, Feng Zhang & moreBeginning earlier this year, four-star Admiral Harry Harris, the U.S. Navy’s top commander in the Pacific, has spoken out in speeches, interviews, private meetings, and testimony to Congress urging that the U.S. take more aggressive action against what...
|Jun 22 2016 - 12:21pm|
|June 3, 2016||
Should I Stay or Should I Go?
Yidi Wu, Ding Feng & moreIt’s graduation time, and Chinese graduates from American colleges are now pondering what to do next: return to China or stay in the U.S. We reached out to recent graduates to ask about their decision-making process and how they view their prospects at...
|Jun 7 2016 - 9:00am|
|May 24, 2016||
How Much Debt Is Too Much in China?
Yukon Huang, Houze Song & moreIn the first quarter of 2016, Chinese debt rose to 237 percent of GDP—a level comparable to that of the U.S. or the Eurozone and yet much larger than that of most developing economies, according to analysis by The Financial Times. Additionally, China’s...
|May 27 2016 - 1:02pm|
|May 16, 2016||
Escalation in the South China Sea
Julian G. Ku, M. Taylor Fravel & moreInternational tensions are rising over the shipping lanes and land formations in the South China Sea. Last week, the People’s Liberation Army Air Force scrambled fighter jets in response to a U.S. Navy ship sailing near the disputed Fiery Cross Reef....
|May 17 2016 - 12:59pm|
|May 5, 2016||
How Should Global Stakeholders Respond to China’s New NGO Management Law?
Sebastian Heilmann , Thomas Kellogg & moreLast week, China passed a new law that gives broad powers to China’s police in regulating and surveilling the activities of foreign NGOs in China. The law would require foreign groups including foundations, charities, advocacy organizations, and academic...
|May 9 2016 - 10:42am|
|May 1, 2016||
Xi Jinping’s New Military Position
Andrew J. Nathan & Tai Ming CheungLate last week, China’s news media were filled with images of President and Party General Secretary Xi Jinping touring the joint battle command center of the Central Military Commission, dressed for the occasion in combat fatigues. The occasion for the...
|May 1 2016 - 8:04am|
|April 19, 2016||
Fifty Years Later, How Is the Cultural Revolution Still Present in Life in China?
Guobin Yang, Federico Pachetti & moreFifty years ago this May 16, Chinese Communist Party leader Mao Zedong launched the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution, a chaotic, terrifying, and often deadly decade-long campaign to “purify” C.C.P. ideology and reassert his political dominance....
|Apr 22 2016 - 1:59pm|
|February 18, 2016||
‘Rule by Fear?’
Eva Pils, Taisu Zhang & moreIn the just over three years since Xi Jinping assumed leadership of China, observers and scholars of the country have increasingly coalesced around the idea that Xi’s term in office has coincided with a shift in the tone, if not the practice, of Chinese...
|Apr 20 2016 - 11:45am|
|April 12, 2016||
Should Internet Censorship Be Considered a Trade Issue?
Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian, Susan Shirk & moreA new report from the Office of the United States Trade Representative lists, for the first time, Chinese Internet censorship as a trade barrier. The possible implications are complex: it could strengthen the hand of U.S. businesses, but it also stands...
|Apr 15 2016 - 10:37am|
|April 6, 2016||
China in the Panama Papers
Andrew J. Nathan, Bill Bishop & moreThe overseas wealth of several relatives of senior Chinese leaders has come to light in an International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) report, part of the analysis by a group of media outlets of more than 11 million documents leaked from...
|Apr 7 2016 - 11:23am|
|March 21, 2016||
Cracks in Xi Jinping’s Fortress?
Andrew J. Nathan, Rana Mitter & moreTwo remarkable documents emerged from China last week: the first is the essay “A Thousand Yes-Men Cannot Equal One Honest Advisor”—available here in Chinese and translated here into English—which appeared on the website of the Central Commission for...
|Mar 24 2016 - 12:16pm|