SOURCE: Wall Street Journal
by Hu Ping and Perry Link
In seeking to navigate Beijing's seeming intransigence on recognizing Taiwan, the United States can look to the PRC's subtle shift in rhetoric: it has stopped including divided Korea as a comparison to an unacceptable "two China" policy and categorized it as "one country, two governments," suggesting steps toward pragmatic acceptance.
SOURCE: Made By History at the Washington Post
by Kathleen Keller
The inherent desire of states to protect their power and interests means that the aggressive implementation of electronic surveillance measures in China is likely to be repeated, with dire consequences for social solidarity.
Books by Frank Dikötter and Julian Gewirtz highlight the path taken by the Chinese Communist state leading to the recent 20th party conference, and the alternative paths untaken.
by Joe Renouard
Since the 2008 Beijing games, the People's Republic of China's vastly increased global economic power and the COVID pandemic have changed the core narrative around the current winter games. It remains to be seen whether the Olympics will signal a turn back to openness or the intransigence of a confident world power.
SOURCE: Foreign Policy
by Peter Zarrow
The recent course of the Chinese Communist Party follows the vision of nationalist Sun Yat-sen more than that of Karl Marx.
SOURCE: New York Times
by Yi-Zheng Lian
Unlike their Soviet predecessors, the Chinese Communist Party has figured out how to maintain a lasting hold on power. Western critics hoping for its demise will be disappointed.
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