Long Live the People: A Contested Slogan

By Aki Elborzi|December 7, 2022|Politics|

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.

Xi’s vision for China after the 20th Congress

By Aki Elborzi|November 16, 2022|Politics|

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.

‘Rent’ in Exchange for Loyalty

By Aki Elborzi|August 16, 2022|Politics|

Dr Jane Du discusses Xi Jinping’s anti-corruption campaign and the impact it has had on China’s state-owned enterprises.

Is China about to close the door?

By Aki Elborzi|May 11, 2022|Politics|

Dominik Mierzejewski analyses two recent domestic political discussions in China in the context of the upcoming 20th National Congress of the Communist Party.

Hong Kong’s Iron Man

By Aki Elborzi|May 10, 2022|Politics|

Duncan Bartlett writes that while John Lee has the backing of China’s Communist Party to be the new CEO of Hong Kong, the city’s international reputation is at stake following a turbulent period.