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Fifth Annual China Defense and Security Conference

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The Jamestown Foundation’s Fifth Annual China Defense and Security Conference

Thursday, March 12, 20158:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.

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Xi Jinping Consolidates Power by Promoting Alumni of the Nanjing Military Region

January 9, 2015

President Xi Jinping has marked his two years in office by masterminding a thorough loyalty drive among the People’s Liberation Army (PLA), which is deemed the princeling’s primary power base. On the ideological front, Xi and his...

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

China’s Soft-Power Deficit Widens as Xi Tightens Screws Over Ideology

December 5, 2014

Even for a country that is notable for its myriad contradictions, the gap between China’s hard and soft power has never been more pronounced. The year 2014 has witnessed the kind of global hard-power projection that is...

Category: China Brief, Willy’s Corner, Home Page, Featured, Domestic/Social, Foreign Policy, Elite, China and the Asia-Pacific, China

Xi Consolidates Power at Fourth Plenum, But Sees Limits

November 20, 2014

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) pledged to promote rule of law with Chinese characteristics at the Fourth Plenary Session of its Central Committee. President Xi Jinping, also Party General Secretary, promised that the CCP would...

Category: China Brief, Willy’s Corner, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Elite, China and the Asia-Pacific, China

Hong Kong After the Revolution

October 23, 2014

The ongoing pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong—known as the “Occupy Central Movement” or the “Umbrella Revolution”—have fundamentally changed the relationship between the central government in Beijing and the Special...

Category: China Brief, Willy’s Corner, Home Page, Foreign Policy, Elite, China and the Asia-Pacific, China

The Rise of the Military-Space Faction

September 25, 2014

Much has been written about the growing influence of People’s Liberation Army (PLA) generals on China’s foreign policy. Little has been said about military entrepreneurs and other non-combatant PLA personnel moving into China’s...

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The CCDI’s Last Hurrah? Zhou’s Arrest May Mark Slowing of Anti-Corruption Efforts

August 4, 2014

While the downfall of “big tiger” Zhou Yongkang has proven the extent of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s power, it is not clear whether his anti-corruption crusade will continue—or, more importantly, whether Xi will push forward...

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