Our take on the ideas, issues and trends affecting China in the 21st century.
Barry Naughton, "What the Heck is China’s ‘Third Plenum’ and Why Should You Care?" Nov. 1, 2013, ChinaFile
Susan Shirk, "Can China’s leaders harness support for change?" Oct. 23, 2013, East Asia Forum
Susan Shirk, "China’s Next Leaders: A Guide to What’s at Stake," Nov. 13, 2012, ChinaFile
Susan Shirk, “China's Leadership Transition: Implications for China's Domestic Development and External Relations” (video), Nov. 1, 2012, IR/PS, UC San Diego
Susan Shirk, “Power Shift in China,” April 20, 2012, Yale Global Online
Barry Naughton, "Reading the NPC: Post-Crisis Economic Dilemmas of the Chinese Leadership," May 11, 2010, China Leadership Monitor
"Reform Agenda in Turmoil: Can Policy-makers Regain the Initiative?"
Sept. 9, 2015 | By Barry Naughton | China Leadership Monitor
"Can Xi Jinping Turn China’s Economy Around?"
July 29, 2015 | By Victor Shih and others | ChinaFile
"Local Debt Restructuring: A Case of Ongoing Authoritarian Reform"
July 14, 2015 | By Barry Naughton | China Leadership Monitor
"Why Obama’s key trade deal with Asia would actually be good for American workers"
March 12, 2015 | By Gordon Hanson and others | The Washington Post
"Is There a “Xi Model” of Economic Reform?--Acceleration of Economic Reform since Fall 2014”
March 19, 2015 | By Barry Naughton | China Leadership Monitor
"Is There a Xi Model of Economic Reform?” (Chinese)
March 16, 2015 | By Barry Naughton | Qiushi
“Collision course for Beijing and Hong Kong”
October 2015 | Audio interview with Victor Shih
“Politics of film in China”
July 2015 | Audio interview with Paul Pickowicz
June 2014 | Audio interview with Richard Madsen
"What to expect from the Xi Jinping State Visit?"
By Victor Shih, Susan Shirk, Tai Ming Cheung, Barry Naughton and Junjie Zhang
“What is the source of China's international prestige and influence?”
August 2016 | China Power/CSIS with Susan Shirk
“U.S.-China relations: an update”
July 6, 2016 | By Ian Driscoll | Insight Magazine by American Chamber of Commerce with Susan Shirk
"Tension Before the Talks" (subscription required)
Sept. 17, 2015 | By Susan Shirk | The Wall Street Journal
"Did the Game Just Change in the South China Sea? (And What Should the U.S. Do About It?),"
May 29, 2015 | By Yanmei Xie, Andrew S. Erickson, Susan Shirk and Jerome A. Cohen | ChinaFile
"What China’s Lack of Transparency Means for U.S. Policy"
May 28, 2015 | By Susan Shirk | ChinaFile
"The Devil is in the Footnotes: On Reading Michael Pillsbury’s The Hundred-‐Year Marathon" (PDF)
Feb. 23, 2015 | By Jude Blanchette
“China’s Territorial Disputes”
June 2014 | Audio interview with Susan Shirk
“Thinking through the politics of environmental regulation”
August 2015 | Audio interview with Barry Naughton
July 2015 | Audio interview with David Victor
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