- Arthur Kroeber writes that Xi Jinping has made some progress on economic reforms and that the Party regime is still 'strong, increasingly self-confident, and without organized opposition.'
- Like many countries, China is grappling with how to ensure privately owned drones don't interfere with commercial airspace.
- How Walmart made its crumbling China business look so good for so long.
- Linda Jakobson argues in a new Lowy Institute report that China's approach to maritime security will be unpredictable as it continues to be shaped by a diverse set of actors pushing their own agendas.
- Bonnie Glaser responded to Jakobson by contending that the greatest challenge in the South China Sea is Beijing's determination to advance its sovereignty claims.
- Hu Shuli states that it is time to move past GDP benchmarks as a the primary measure of China's economic development.
- Latest Sinica podcast on China and South Africa.
- China offers to send a working group to Afghanistan to discuss the development plan for Afghanistan's national infrastructure.
- This short film follows a Beijing intellectual who, going against the tide of urbanisation (the film claims that 300 villages disappear every day in China), leaves the capital in search of a quieter and cleaner setting for his family in rural Anhui: