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brief

analysis of Chinese current affairs
Nov
16

Brief #131: Semiconductors and the New National System

In recent months, the Communist Party’s corruption watchdog, the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, has announced a series of
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Nov
11

Brief #130: New COVID Measures

On Friday, November 11, the Chinese government released a package of 20 new policy measures to "optimise" the country's COVID
4 min read
Nov
11

Brief #129: Politburo Standing Committee meeting on COVID

The Politburo Standing Committee met on Thursday, November 10, to discuss China’s COVID strategy. A translation of the meeting
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Oct
25

Brief #128: First Plenum: New Leadership

The 20th Party Congress (October 16-22) elected a new Central Committee, which held its first plenary session on Sunday, October
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Oct
23

Brief #127: 20th Party Congress Outcomes

The 20th Party Congress concluded on Saturday, October 22, with three main outcomes: 1. the delivery of the outgoing 19th
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Oct
18

Brief #126: 20th Party Congress Report: Keywords Analysis

Threat perception, technology, ideology
4 min read
Oct
12

Brief #125: Seventh Plenum of the 19th Central Committee

The Central Committee concluded its seventh plenary session (October 9-12) on Wednesday. All in all, the outcomes of the seventh
3 min read
Sep
13

Brief #124: China's Youth Unemployment Problem

China’s urban youth unemployment rose to 19.9 per cent, according to the latest data from China’s National
2 min read
Aug
19

Brief #123: Beijing’s Tech Crackdown: Logic and Prospects

Beijing’s crackdown on internet technology firms has led to much speculation about the prospects of China’s digital economy.
2 min read
Aug
10

Brief #122: Tensions over Taiwan put China’s crisis management capability to the test

The current crisis over Taiwan looks set to be worse than the last one. In 1995, China fired missiles after
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