China's Government

For pirate captain Xi Jinping, party congress will be a coronation
Commentary
For pirate captain Xi Jinping, party congress will be a coronation
What does ‘Pirates of the Carribean’ have to do with the CCP? Under President Xi, the party’s rules have turned out to be guidelines which he can follow, or dispense with, as the…
The social media spectacle of China’s Taiwan military exercises
The social media spectacle of China’s Taiwan military exercises
“The Old Witch has landed” was a much recurring phrase on Chinese social media on 2 August 2022. The so-called “Old Witch” was US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and for the entire…
Conversations: Zhiqun Zhu on Chinese foreign policy ahead of the 20th National Congress of the CCP
Podcasts
Conversations: Zhiqun Zhu on Chinese foreign policy ahead of the 20th National Congress of the CCP
In this episode of Lowy Institute Conversations, Research Fellow Jennifer Hsu talks with Zhiqun Zhu to explore and assess some of China’s major foreign policy initiatives and…
When serious, careful US management of China–Taiwan policies … isn’t
When serious, careful US management of China–Taiwan policies … isn’t
It’s a weird crisis, if it can be called that. Foreign reactions, and even those in Taiwan, to China’s unprecedented military drills in recent days have been a collective yawn. It…
Turning point? Putin, Xi, and the Russian invasion of Ukraine
Analyses
Turning point? Putin, Xi, and the Russian invasion of Ukraine
Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine has exposed the limitations of the Sino–Russian partnership.
China and the West: It’s about understanding each other 
China and the West: It’s about understanding each other 
Book Review: The Avoidable War: The Dangers of a Catastrophic Conflict between the US and Xi Jinping’s China, by Kevin Rudd (Hatchette 2022)  The rise of a strong and…
China’s “common prosperity” is a Catch-22
China’s “common prosperity” is a Catch-22
The events of the latter half of 2021 show that Beijing is willing to tolerate significant economic pain to deleverage its property sector. For the Chinese Communist Party, the…
Lights! Camera! Action! A new Hollywood
Lights! Camera! Action! A new Hollywood
In 2016, the live-action film adaptation of the popular videogame Warcraft took a dismal $24 million in its opening weekend in the United States, revenue that dropped a further 73…
Lowy Institute Conversations: Richard McGregor speaks with Desmond Shum, the author of Red Roulette
Podcasts
Lowy Institute Conversations: Richard McGregor speaks with Desmond Shum, the author of Red Roulette
In this episode of Lowy Institute Conversations, Senior Fellow Richard McGregor speaks with Desmond Shum, the author of Red Roulette: An Insider’s Story of Wealth, Power,…
China’s digital currency takes shape
China’s digital currency takes shape
China’s financial system is changing. The country’s new Digital Currency Electronic Payment (DCEP) – a digital payment and processing network run by the Central Bank of China…