Belts, Roads, and Missiles: The United States, China, and North Korea

Brexit nativism, resurgent nationalism in Europe, and Donald Trump’s ‘America First’ were very visible in the headlines this year. China was able to take a relative dash forward during the 2008 financial crisis, so what are the implications of this year’s political turmoil?

Donald Trump, Xi Jinping, Melania and Peng Liyuan
Opinion, On 10 January, 2018 By Axel Dessein

Doing business internationally? One Country, Multiple Systems.

It might take a long time to establish a bona fide relationship in China; but once you’re in, trust is no longer an issue.

Business in China
Opinion, On 2 December, 2017 By Greg Stoller

Of Course Xi Jinping Will Not Serve a Third Term

Of Course Xi Jinping Will Not Serve a Third Term. Xi will remain incredibly powerful; he has no reason to risk his influence in pursuit of formalising it.

Is Xi Jinping Seeking a Third Term?
Opinion, On 29, November 2017 By Jake Silverman

Tipping Point: The Status Quo Is Untenable

Before the situation becomes truly critical, the world must find a way to temper the CCP censorship regime. The anaconda extends its reach.

Anaconda in the Chandelier Chinese Censorship
Opinion, On 28, November 2017    By Jordan Cannon

New Era Recap: Authoritarian Leadership Takes Centre Stage

As Xi Jinping has taken the reins of almost all areas of governance, the Chinese president has amassed a large amount of power.

China's 19th Party Congress
Opinion, On 22, November 2017    By Axel Dessein

Innocence Abroad

“China is a peaceful country,” declares Jane, a Hmong-minority nursing student from Guizhou…These are common sentiments voiced by young adults raised on a steady diet of communist party propaganda.

China Dream Little Girl
Opinion, On 19, November 2017    By Jordan Cannon

It’s All About Xi Jinping: Five Xi Concepts that Will Guide China

The Party Congress has drawn to a close, and Xi Jinping dominates headlines. Here are five key phrases that we can associate with Xi’s ongoing leadership.

Mao Zedong and Xi Jinping Plates
Editorial, On Oct 25, 2017    By Jacob Mardell

Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era: Whose Era?

The big take-away from Xi Jinping’s 19th Party Congress Report is that China has entered a ‘New Era’. Many pundits been claiming that this is Xi’s era, but whose era is it really? 

19th Party Congress and Xi Jinping Thought
Editorial, On 20 October, 2017 By Jacob Mardell

The 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China: Exploring the Black Box

This is The China Road’s foray into the overpopulated world of 19th Party Congress explainers. If this is your first explainer, read on. If you’ve already read a dozen, make sure this is your last.

19th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party
Editorial, On October 14, 2017 By Jacob Mardell