Scourge of Family Feuds Blights China

For the Sydney Morning Herald, John Garnaut writes about a recent economic feud between two politically-connected businessmen in China to illustrate the rise of “‘Mafia-isation’ of government and...

One Party, Two Coalitions

Although CCP leaders have been trying to present themselves as a unified entity, the behind-the-scenes power struggle appears to be heating up as the leadership transition draws near. CNN’s Alexis Lai analyzes the split...

Coup Chatter Wakes The Great Firewall

Foreign Policy’s Passport blog surveys the wealth of rumors that have emerged about a coup in Beijing orchestrated by allies of the recently-deposed Bo Xilai: Western media has extensively covered the political turmoil:...

Wary of Unrest, China Cracks Down on Dissent

The Chinese government has recently initiated a new round of suppression. China Digital Times has covered the Chinese government’s harsh crackdowns extensively. But what accounts for this sudden period of intense...

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