Written by Joshua I. Newman, Hanhan Xue and Haozhou Pu. In this forum and in numerous others, academics, journalists, and market analysts have made one thing clear: the business and culture of football in China is rapidly changing. The radical transformation of the sport has in large part […]
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, […]
Written by Hongwei Bao. The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) understands the importance of controlling the media for such an important conference: on the one hand, it has effectively mobilised traditional and new media in publicising its messages to national and international audiences;on the other, it has launched effective […]
Written by Séagh Kehoe. President Xi Jinping kicked off China’s twice-a-decade leadership re-shuffle last week with a marathon speech session in which he announced to a sea of men in black suits being served tea by women that Socialism with Chinese characteristics had entered ‘a new era’.