Wuhan coronavirus: Chinese regime is not delivering on its side of the social contract

Death of Wuhan doctor Li Wenliang sparks outpouring of anger. Is this somehow a serious political problem for the Chinese government, and why, or you expect regime will be able to quickly bury this? Read few comments.


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China: How safe is Xi Jinping’s rule?

Lasting trade dispute with the US, continuous international coverage of treatment of the Uyghurs, protests and bad results of pro-Beijing candidates in Hong Kong local elections. Is this combination of factors somehow a special challenge for Xi Jinping, for the regime, or not and why? Read few comments.

President Xi Jinping: Credit: http://english.gov.cn/

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The PRC at 70: China’s dreams and nightmares

And what’s next. Read few comments.

Portrait of Mao Zedong at the Tiananmen gate. Credit: Andrej Matisak

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Tiananmen massacre: Will Chinese communist regime ever admit what happened?

What would have to happen, can you imagine a scenario under which Chinese government will be willing to talk about Tiananmen massacre and address what happened 30 years ago? Read few comments.

Portrait of Mao Zedong at the Tiananmen gate. Credit: Andrej Matisak

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Xi Jinping: Grabbing power possibly for life cannot but be dangerous

There is proposal of China’s Communist to remove a constitutional clause limiting presidential service to just two terms in office. Is this “Xi Forever” change (or Xi a least for a long time) and what does it tell us about the current Chinese politics? Read few comments.

President Xi Jinping: Credit: http://english.gov.cn/

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What some watchers of China think about the case of Ursula Gauthier

China will expel French journalist Ursula Gauthier. Why do you think China has reacted that way and should Western governments put some pressure on Beijing in such cases? Read few comments.

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China: Communists tighten ideological grip

According to media reports Education Minister Yuan Guiren said Chinese universities must not allow books that promote Western values to be used in classes.

Portrait of Mao Zedong at the Tiananmen gate. Credit: Andrej Matisak

Portrait of Mao Zedong at the Tiananmen gate. Credit: Andrej Matisak

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