Apr 12, 2015

Behind Xi's corruption crackdown

While Chinese President Xi Jinging's crackdown on corruption is boosting his popularity, it remains to be seen if he will change the system that allowed corruption to flourish in the first place.

Mar 11, 2015

China's daunting challenges

Beijing has yet to realize that China will not achieve long-term stability if its economic reforms are not accompanied by political reforms.

Feb 11, 2015

Former Chinese propaganda chief Deng Liqun dies at 100

Former Chinese propaganda chief and communist hardliner Deng Liqun, a fierce critic of the economic reforms championed by the late leader Deng Xiaoping, died Tuesday at the age of 100, state media reported. Known as “Little Deng” to distinguish him from “Old Deng,” he ...

Oct 27, 2014

The rule of law in China

The Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party pledged last week to "comprehensively advance the rule of law." But can the rule of law really take root as long as a party central panel remains in overall control of initiating corruption probes against high-ranking ...

Kenny G runs afoul of Xi's artist crackdown

Oct 24, 2014

Kenny G runs afoul of Xi's artist crackdown


Chinese President Xi Jinping has launched a Maoist campaign against art and artists whom he judges as having "negative social impact." Saxman Kenny G, who is super popular in China, ran afoul of the authorities this week when he tweeted images of himself ...