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[Transcript] One Year Later, China’s New Leaders

J. Stapleton Roy, Susan Shirk, Evan Osnos, Orville Schell

Nearly a year to the day after seven new leaders ascended to their posts on the Standing Committee of China’s Politburo, the Asia Society held a public



Throttling Dissent: China’’s New Leaders Refine Internet Control

Sara Segal-Williams

This special report is based on the 2013 China chapter of Freedom House’’s annual Freedom on the Net survey.

Viral Videos


What Do You Know About China’s Politics?

Ouyang Bin, Zhang Xiaoran

The Liang Hui or “Two Sessions”—the National People’s Congress (NPC) and the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC)—are the most crowded, most covered, and probably most hilarious annual political events in C



Will Xi Jinping Differ from His Predecessors?

Andrew J. Nathan

As part of our continuing series on China’s recent leadership transition, Arthur Ross Fellow Ouyang Bin sat down with political scientist Andrew Nathan, who

The New Chinese Gang of Seven

Ian Johnson

In traditional Chinese religion, a fashi, or ritual master, will recite a set of phrases to turn an ordinary space into a sacred area where the gods can descend to receive prayers and rejuvenate the community.



New Leaders’ Common Touch Gives Netizens “Great Hope”

Tea Leaf Nation, David Wertime

Glad-handing with the locals. Kissing babies. Eating fast food.

Caixin Media


China’s Dream Team


The country’s recent leadership transition was widely depicted as a triumph for conservative hardliners and a setback for the cause of reform—a characterization that has deepened the gloominess that pervades Western perceptions of C



Spotted on Weibo: Chinese Leaders Share a Human Moment

Tea Leaf Nation

An active Beijing-based micro-blogger named Dongdong Wang recently tweeted this image on Sina Weibo, China’s Twitter: 



A Conservative Commentator Calls Out Chinese Liberals, and Liberals Shout Back

Tea Leaf Nation

Speech on the Chinese Internet, it seems, is beginning to thaw once more following the country’s leadership transition.



Age of China’s New Leaders May Have Been Key to Their Selection

Susan Shirk

Earlier this week, before the new Politburo Standing Committee (PBSC) and Politburo of the Chinese Communist Party were announced, I argued that the Party faces the difficult problem of how to allocate power



The Future of Legal Reform

Carl Minzner

Carl Minzner, Professor of Law at Fordham University, talks here about the ways China’s legal reforms have ebbed and flowed, speeding up in the early 2000s, but then slowing down again after legal activists began to take the government a



Change in Historical Context

Peter C. Perdue

China’s Communist Party has only ruled the country since 1949. But China has a long history of contentious transfers of power among its ruler. In these videos, Yale historian, Peter C.



China’s Next Leaders: A Guide to What’s at Stake

Susan Shirk

Just a little more than a week after the American presidential election, China will choose its own leaders in its own highly secretive way entirely inside the Communist Party.

Sinica Podcast


Eighteenth Party Roundup

Kaiser Kuo, Jeremy Goldkorn, Gady Epstein

This week on Sinica, our hosts Kaiser Kuo and Jeremy Goldkorn are joined by Gady Epstein from the Economist and we turn our attention to the Eighteenth Party Congress, which officially started in Beijing earlier this week.