Jun 5, 2014

Political reform overdue in China

Twenty-five years after the protests at Tiananmen Square, the Chinese Communist Party continues to try to erase the memory of a movement that called for elimination of corruption, government accountability, freedom of speech and expansion of workers' rights.

| Nov 16, 2013

Nationalism, Tibetans and Uighurs in today's China

by Jeff Kingston

Nationalism arouses solidarity and generates identity politics that threaten ethnic and religious minorities. Defining the “we” also defines the “they” — and the latter is inexorably marginalized. Identity politics carry with them a high risk of sectarian or communal violence. State abuses of authority, ...

Aug 5, 2013

Mr. Bo Xilai, indicted at last

The trial of Chinese politician Bo Xilai is not just about misdeeds. It will show the world how serious China's new leadership is about tackling Communist Party corruption.

Mar 21, 2013

China completes its transition

With the transition to the so-called fifth generation of leaders complete, China faces formidable environmental, economic and diplomatic problems.

Minding the gaps

Feb 27, 2011

Minding the gaps

by Jeff Kingston

During the Senkaku/Diaoyu imbroglio following the Sept. 7, 2010 collision between a Chinese trawler and a Japan Coast Guard patrol vessel off disputed islands of those names in the East China Sea, some NHK and Asahi reporters emphasized that the anti-Japanese demonstrations in China ...