National People's Congress
Here's how Xi is using the upcoming Party Congress to do so.
The strengths of both multi-party democracy and China’s consensus-driven politics also contain their flaws. History will judge which works better.
China's political ruling class has metamorphosed into a plutocratic and partly hereditary, even aristocratic, political elite.
What you need to know about the meeting taking place in Beijing known as the “Two Sessions.”
“We will never tolerate any activity ... which attempts to separate Taiwan from the motherland.”
This week we witnessed a world coming together and a world falling apart, a world between engagement and terror. For the first time in nearly 90 years, an American president visited Cuba, turning upside down the anti-Yanqui narrative that has been the raison d'être of one of the Western Hemisphere's most longest-lasting dictatorships. In Brussels, it appears that some children of Muslim immigrants expressed their explosive alienation in terror attacks in the very city many of them grew up, which also happens to be the capital of Europe. (continued)
Russian President Vladimir Putin's surprise announcement this week of a withdrawal of some forces from Syria has put an end to the narrative that Russia was bound to be trapped in a Mideast quagmire. Whether in Ukraine or in Syria, it has become clear that Russia's actions are as much about its role in the world order as about those countries. (continued)
Pro-democracy members of Hong Kong's legislature blocked passage of a Beijing-backed proposal for electoral reform in the
Is the prevalent understanding of world order amongst Americans [that of] a world dominated by U.S. rules and power? Is it only centered on American values and interests and supported by U.S. alliances? Does that mean that, from the U.S. perspective, rising powers only have two choices: to submit or to challenge? What would you do if you were in our situation?
HONG KONG -- In China, the fundamental political relationship is not between the individual and the state, but between the local governments and Beijing.