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Updated - Sixth Annual China Defense and Security Conference

May 12, 2016 09:00 AM

The Jamestown Foundation is proud to announce that the Sixth Annual China Defense and Security Conference will be held at the University Club (1135 16th St NW)on May 12th. The conference will feature...

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Willy's Corner

The Eclipse of the Communist Youth League and the Rise of the Zhejiang Clique

May 11, 2016

Power struggle is not a dinner party. Internecine bickering and back-stabbing among rival factions and personalities are intensifying as the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) prepares for its 19th Congress next year. Apart from...

Category: Willy’s Corner, China Brief, Elite, China, Home Page

Pushback against Xi Jinping’s One-Upmanship Strengthens

April 21, 2016

“Every bush and tree is an enemy” is a Chinese proverb that describes how the timid Emperor Fu Jian of the Eastern Jin Dynasty (317–420 AD) was once so overawed by the superior troops of his opponent that he mistook nearby rows...

Category: China Brief, Willy’s Corner, Domestic/Social, Home Page, China

Will “Core of the Leadership” Xi Jinping Rule for 15 Years Or More?

March 7, 2016

In December 2015, Chinese President, Communist Party Secretary and Central Military Commission Chairman Xi Jinping took on the additional title of “Core of the Leadership” (“领导核心”). This is just one of several recent signs...

Category: China Brief, Willy’s Corner, Home Page, Featured, Domestic/Social, Elite, China

Xi’s Obsession with “Cultural Renaissance” Raises Fears of Another Cultural Revolution

February 4, 2016

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the start of the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution (GPCR) (1966–76), a political and cultural watershed for China. Chinese rock star and pop culture icon Cui Jian spoke for many when he...

Category: China Brief, Willy’s Corner, Domestic/Social, Elite, China

After the Election: The Future of Cross-Strait Relations

January 12, 2016

Barring an upset of momentous proportions, Taiwan’s opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) is expected to defeat the ruling Kuomintang (KMT) or Nationalist Party, during presidential elections scheduled for January 16. The...

Category: China Brief, Willy’s Corner, China, Taiwan, Foreign Policy, Featured

China’s Anti-Graft Campaign in Review

December 7, 2015

China’s anti-graft campaign reached a milestone last month with the early November detention of Shanghai and Beijing Vice Mayors, Ai Baojun and Lu Xiwen, respectively, on corruption charges. At least one official with the rank of...

Category: China Brief, Willy’s Corner

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