Chinese President Xi Jinping opened the country’s 19th Party Congress last week with a three-hour, 30,000-word political report before 2,000 party leaders. Held once every five years, the Party Congress is China’s most authoritative institution, and the president’s “Political Report” is always a significant event. The report discusses the work of the past five years, determines priorities […]
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Unlike many authoritarian regimes, where leaders remain in office until they die, are overthrown in a coup or exit after a conflict, the Chinese Communist Party has developed an institutionalized process for replacing leaders. The CCP holds a National Party Congress every five years to select leaders and approve other initiatives. The 19th Party Congress, which […]
Trump spent six hours with one of America’s biggest geo-political adversaries and suddenly everything’s cool.
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He may be an idiot but he’s doing better than the last handful of idiots.
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Once is chance, twice is a coincidence, three times is an enemy action
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In 2010 and 2014, political scientist Bruce Dickson collaborated with Chinese scholars to survey public perceptions of China’s ruling Communist Party. Researchers conducted face-to-face interviews with some 4,000 people in 50 cities across the country. The results may come as a surprise: The regime enjoys high levels of popular support. In his new book, “The Dictator’s […]
Chinese President Xi Jinping is visiting the United States this week, meeting with American CEOs, dining at the White House, and speaking at the 70th United Nations General Assembly. But there’s a shadow over the visit. Recently, Beijing has been acting against its foreign companies. It has pursued anti-trust actions and intellectual property enforcement in […]
As America and Japan inch closer to confrontation with China over competing interests in the South China Sea, it’s useful to remind people that, contra the Left’s attempts whitewash the Chinese Communist Party’s actions, the communist party is still communist. If anything President Xi Jinping’s regime represents a turn back to the hardline Communism that had been somewhat papered over since the days of Deng | Read More »