Category: China

State Capitalism resurgence threatens democracy

     

Liberal democracies are under threat from a resurgence of state capitalism, which is ultimately “more protectionist, more dangerous to global security and prosperity, and more threatening to political freedom” than free… Read more »

Panama Papers give glimpse through keyhole of kleptocracy

     

The Panama Papers are a glimpse through a keyhole of an orgy of tax evasion, money laundering and kleptocracy – amid the legitimate financial planning – hosted by the world’s… Read more »

Despite crackdown, China faces ‘real risk of social disorder’

     

  As an old-style Leninist party in a modern world, China’s ruling Communist party is confronted by two major challenges, notes Orville Schell, the Arthur Ross Director of the Center… Read more »

Amid signs of discontent, new law hits China’s rights groups’ funding

     

China’s new law regulating charities is a further blow to its rights activists, and could restrict any non-government group from raising funds to help some of the country’s most vulnerable people, an overseas-based… Read more »

Critical open letter highlights ‘paranoia’ within China’s ruling party

     

A series of extraordinary outbursts of public criticism of Chinese President Xi Jinping in recent weeks has raised the question of whether his crackdown on dissent is backfiring, the Washington… Read more »

Insurgency Trap? Labor unrest rattles China’s ruling party

     

An upsurge in industrial militancy is rattling China’s ruling Communist Party, CNN reports. A 2010 strike at the Nanhai Honda car plant in southern China was a turning point for… Read more »

The Great Fall of China?

     

  Unless the Chinese Communist party’s general secretary, Xi Jinping, introduces major political reforms, the economy will tank and the party will crumble, David Shambaugh argues in “China’s Future.” The… Read more »

Authoritarianism Goes Global

     

A new global competition in “soft power” is underway between democracy and autocracy, but only one side seems to be competing seriously, according to Christopher Walker, Marc F. Plattner and Larry Diamond,… Read more »

China’s ruling party ‘struggles for a new normal’

     

Two remarkable documents emerged from China last week, notes ChinaFile: the first is the essay “A Thousand Yes-Men Cannot Equal One Honest Advisor”—available here in Chinese and translated here into English—which appeared on the website… Read more »