The recent protests in China have seen demonstrators call out “Long Live the People”. But the slogan is a contested one: it is also claimed by the CCP where it means something different, and is now associated personally with Xi Jinping, writes John Gittings.
Eric Yan-ho Lai comments that the upcoming trial of publisher Jimmy Lai is seen as a symbol of the erosion of freedom of speech in Hong Kong.
In China, the relationship between statutory presumptions and legal fictions has always been highly controversial and perplexing, writes Professor Wen Du.
With the conclusion of the 20th Congress of the CCP, Xi Jinping has made himself at least as powerful as Mao Zedong who imposed totalitarianism in China. This is good news for him, but bad news for China and the world, writes Professor Steve Tsang.
Dr Chi Zhang and Dr Ming Zhang argue that China’s banning of ‘Boys’ Love’ and its derivative works will have no positive consequences on women’s willingness to have children.
Dr Ruiping Ye discusses the systemic problems in China’s residential housing mortgages and, more widely, in land and housing developments.
Dr Jane Du examines the trends in China’s trade and investment with Southeast Asia, and the implications of a slow-down in China’s imports for the region.
Rob O’Brien reviews Sino-Russian energy dealmaking in 2022, with an emphasis on developments after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February.