China’s Godfather?

A controversial new biography of Xi Jinping fundamentally misunderstands the nature of China’s leadership, argues Kerry Brown

18 Jul 14 | Comments (0)

China’s networked leadership

After a rocky transition to a new set of leaders, China faces an uncertain future, writes Kerry Brown in this extract from his new book

01 Jul 14 | Comments (0)

Liu Yunshan, defender of the faith

China’s head of ideology relies heavily on appeals to the country’s historical greatness, writes Kerry Brown

23 Jun 14 | Comments (0)

China’s search for space

China’s regional muscle-flexing reflects its feeling that it faces significant geographical and symbolic constraints, writes Kerry Brown

19 May 14 | Comments (0)

China’s North Korea problem

A weak North Korea might suit Beijing for the moment, writes Kerry Brown, but the longer-term problems facing the creaking communist regime aren’t going away

16 Apr 14 | Comments (0)

Enemies within the gates

China’s reaction to the disappearance of flight MH370 reflects a feeling that the world is a threatening place, writes Kerry Brown

18 Mar 14 | Comments (0)

China’s post-election manifesto

Markets and urbanisation are key themes to emerge from the central committee plenum in Beijing, writes Kerry Brown. And then there’s the question of political reform…

20 Nov 13 | Comments (0)

Holding the line

Widely watched and highly profitable, Chinese Central TV is also in many ways dysfunctional, writes Kerry Brown

27 Aug 13 | Comments (0)