Written by Simon Chadwick. China’s interest in football is not just a recent phenomenon; in fact, some in China are convinced their country first invented the game. Whether this is true remains a subject that many across the world would no doubt debate.
Written by Charles Burton. When the Chinese Communist Party’s 19th Congress drew to a close recently, President Xi Jinping emerged, as intended, with a steely new grip on power. Having been enshrined in the Party Constitution as the sole legitimate interpreter of Chinese Marxism for the “new era,” Xi’s political […]
Written by Hui Feng. While the 19th party congress confirmed President Xi Jinping’s grip of power at the top echelon of the political system, the newly minted leadership team faces difficult decisions on both the finance and economic fronts. In his keynote report to the Congress, Xi reiterated […]
Written by Stephen L. Morgan. The changes to the constitution of the Communist Party of China passed at the 19th party congress are a tragedy for the Chinese, for their intellectual curiosity and for their future economic prosperity. Enshrining the ‘Thought of Xi Jinping’ in the party constitution, […]
Written by Stephan Ortmann. During his 3 ½ hour speech at the beginning of the 19th Communist Party Congress, Xi Jinping did not provide anything new in regard to the China-Hong Kong relationship. However, he restated a number of principles that will increasingly make it difficult to achieve […]
Written by Konstantinos Tsimonis. The leadership line-up at the end of the first plenum of the 19th Party Congress demonstrates that informal rules are designed to both strengthen political stability while giving flexibility to the decision-making process of China’s authoritarian political system. The fact that there is no […]
Written by Lea Shih. In the run up to the 19th Party Congress, both academic studies and media coverage focused either on Xi Jinping or the power struggle between different factions of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). The re-election of Xi Jinping as General Secretary of the CCP, […]