Tag: China Digital Times

Does Xi – China’s most powerful leader since Mao – plan to ‘do a Putin’?

     

China’s ruling party moved on Tuesday to confirm Xi Jinping’s status as the country’s most powerful leader in decades by adding his name and ideology to its constitution. Xi’s concept… Read more »

West ignores Xi Jinping’s quest to revive ideology ‘at our peril’

     

Xi Jinping is the world’s most powerful leader, The Economist contends. And the West ignores Xi’s quest to revive Stalin’s communist ideology “at our peril,” argues John Pomfret, author of… Read more »

‘Xi Jinping’s Moment’ – Communist Party primacy in all realms of politics and civil society

     

Xi Jinping has emerged as the most decisive, disciplined Chinese leader in a generation, and, given China’s rise in relative strength compared to the West, the most powerful in more… Read more »

Xi tightening grip on China’s civil society in effort to ‘institutionalize legitimacy’

     

Since becoming Chinese president in 2012, Xi Jinping has been tightening his grip on civil society, the military and competing political cliques. Now, as the Communist party prepares for the five-yearly… Read more »

Liu Xiaobo’s legacy will shape China’s future, forum told

     

China’s government should ensure that the law grants access to independent legal counsel and family members, as well as addressing the ill-treatment in detention and deaths in custody, the United… Read more »

China’s crackdown another step toward ‘digital totalitarian state’?

     

China’s crackdown on human rights activists is the most severe since the Tiananmen Square democracy movement 25 years ago, according to a new Human Rights Watch report. Beijing is systematically… Read more »

China’s treatment of Liu Xiaobo condemned as ‘a moral and political outrage’

     

The Chinese authorities have refused permission for Liu Xiaobo, a Nobel Peace laureate paroled from prison for cancer treatment, to go abroad for care, one of his lawyers said on Thursday,… Read more »

Revealing narratives censored by China’s soft power

     

In light of China’s ongoing violations of human rights, activists are revealing a narrative often censored or self-censored as a result of pressure from the regime’s soft power, reports suggest…. Read more »

China’s ‘great stagnation’ risks hard landing

     

China’s economy is stalling. The most likely economic scenario over the course of the next decade is not high growth or an economic collapse, but stagnation. If this occurs, the… Read more »