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China Analysis Digest #37

Publications from November 4-11, 2021

China Analysis Digest is a weekly published list of new China-related analyses.

Issue: 2021/37

  • Date range: November 4-11, 2021
  • Sources scanned: 102
  • Content: 181 publications from 53 sources
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Profile: Xi Jinping, the man who leads CPC on new journey

Xinhua | November 6

I don’t usually recommend propaganda as reading material….this article is cringeworthy, but it’s useful for giving you a sense of how the Party-state is trying to present Xi in the context of the 6th Plenum. And just how absurd it has all become. Does anyone else find the thinly-veiled allusion to Mao quoted below over the top?

Although Xi has little time for himself, he manages to find time for swimming. This and physical labor during his youth ensure that he has enough stamina to deal with affairs of the Party, government, and the military. More importantly, he is driven by a sense of mission.

Deciding History, Sealing the Future

David Bandurski | China Media Project| November 8

The 6th Plenum is expected to pass a resolution on history. Bandurski, in this sharp piece, reminds us that:

all of the verbiage in the important document to be released this week will boil down to a simple political fact: Xi Jinping will lead the Party for years to come.

Indeed, China watchers can parse every word of the Plenum communiqué (and we will), but it all boils down to…power. History is not the dusty past, it’s about the power to decide the future.

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The Economist

Los Angeles Review of Books

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China Digital Times

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Brookings Institution

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China Research Group

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China Neican, Reading the China Dream, Made in China Journal, China Heritage, China Media Project, China Leadership Monitor, China Brief, Project Syndicate, Australian Financial Review, China Story, ChinaFile, War on the Rocks, Lawfare, The Interpreter, East Asia Forum, China Opinion, China Collection, China Dialogue, Pearls and Irritations, The Strategist, Echo Wall, Asialink Insight, Palladium, Inside Story, Foreign Affairs, Monkey Cage, The Atlantic, The Economist, Los Angeles Review of Books, Sixth Tone, Quartz, China Digital Times, The Conversation, National Review, Internationale Politik Quarterly, The Intercept, The Wire China, SupChina, ThinkChina, The Diplomat, Foreign Policy, MacroPolo, Center for Advanced China Research, Pew Research Center, Congressional Research Service, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Center for Security and Emerging Technology, MERICS, Institut Montaigne, European Council on Foreign Relations, German Institute for International and Security Affairs, National Bureau of Asian Research, Brookings Institution, U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, China Data Lab, Rhodium Group, Asia Society, Australia-China Relations Institute, China Research Group, Center for New American Security, Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Chatham House, Lowy Institute, Atlantic Council, Observer Research Foundation, Australia Strategic Policy Institute, Politico China Watcher, Politico China Direct, The India China Newsletter, Beijing to Britain, Beijing to Canberra and Back, World Game, Eye on China, The Upheaval, Beijing Baselines, ChinaTalk, Pekingnology, Takshashila PLA Insight, Tracking People's Daily, Beijing Channel, Protocol | China, Chinese Storytellers, Chinarrative, Texas National Security Review, China Law Translate, China Trade Monitor, National People's Congress Observer, Supreme People's Court Monitor, What's on Weibo, Chaoyang Trap House, RADII, Paper Republic, Lausan, Hong Kong Free Press, Taiwan Insight, 中国:历史与未来, 爱思想, 《求是》, 中国现代国际关系研究院, 中央党史和文献研究院, 习近平系列重要讲话数据库