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’.
Written by Sangit Sarita Dwivedi. The pursuit of the national interest and the maximisation of vantage points are legitimate goals of a country’s foreign policy. Sino-Pakistani relations, a kind of condominium, with different social, cultural, economic and political institutions and different ideological interests, fascinates the attention of many […]
Written by Kanti Bajpai. The Doklam standoff between June and August 2017 has drawn international attention to Sino-Indian relations. While the confrontation was resolved peacefully, relations have sunk to their lowest level since the late 1960s. An added concern is that the India-China-Pakistan strategic triangle has once again come […]
Written by Bates Gill and Adam Ni. On October 18, the 19th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) will begin, and China’s military will be in the spotlight. As well as laying out the nation’s direction for the next five years and appointing its top political leaders, […]
Written by Timothy R. Heath. As the armed wing of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has a lot at stake in the 19th Party Congress. In addition to changes in military leadership, the reports issued at a Party Congress invariably contain directives to […]