From Mao To Xi And Beyond: What Kind Of Leader Will China’s Communist Party Need For The Next 100 Years?

Today, Xi is leader of a country that is likely to become the world’s biggest economy in a matter of years, which has just sent three astronauts into space to spend three months in a Chinese space station, and which has strengthened its military to the point where the United States has to think twice whether to take it on. Read […]

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A Most Adaptable Party

For a party that aims to guide China toward domination of the future—especially in crucial industries such as electric vehicles, renewable energy, and artificial intelligence—the first priority is controlling the past. In its telling, history brought it to power and, because it rules so well by doing things like eliminating poverty, history has decided to […]

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After Xi: Future Scenarios For Leadership Succession In Post-Xi Jinping Era

While the fallout from previous Chinese dynastic power struggles was largely limited to within its borders, the global impact of a twenty-first century succession crisis would be immense. Indeed, under Xi Jinping, the likelihood of a succession crisis grows daily, as he continues to concentrate political power and personalize his rule in contravention of decades […]

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Xi Tells The World What He Really Wants

On Jan. 25, Chinese president Xi Jinping gave a speech to the online version of the World Economic Forum’s Davos conference, with the lofty title “Let the Torch of Multilateralism Light Up Humanity’s Way Forward.” It was important not because it offered new revelations about Xi’s thinking or China’s ambitions, but because it provided a […]

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Xi Jinping’s Chinese Communist Party

Nearly eight years into his tenure as General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), Xi Jinping continues to defy easy categorisation. Often likened to the unpredictable and volatile Mao Zedong, Xi sees iron-clad domestic stability and political discipline as paramount.  Read Here | East Asia Forum

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