A Reformist Chinese Leader? Stop Fooling Yourself

Jeffrey Wasserstrom, who in February warned that Xi Jinping should not seen in binary, reformist-versus-conservative terms, argues at TIME World that other Chinese leaders have also disappointed those hoping for political...

Is Xi Jinping a Reformer or a Conservative?

The question of whether Xi Jinping will bring about substantive political reform in China has preoccupied China watchers since the new president assumed power in March. At South China Morning Post, Choi Chi-yuk looks at the...

Politics Gets Personal in Left-Right Row

China Media Project has posted partial translations of two essays from an exchange between Wang Wen of the Global Times’ Chinese edition and the poet Ye Fu. Wang explains “the doubts and spontaneous disappointment I...

‘Left’ and ‘Right’ in Chinese Cyber-Politics

Ever since the Internet was popularized in the late 1990s, Chinese BBS sites and blogosphere have been politically quite polarized, divided into “left” and “right” camps. But these concepts are very...



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