brief

brief

analysis of Chinese current affairs
May
19

Brief #113: Xi's economic priorities

On Sunday, May 15, the Communist Party’s flag journal Qiushi published an article by Xi Jinping titled Correctly Understanding
5 min read
May
19

Brief #112: China’s Economic Headwinds

The Chinese economy faces strong economic headwinds. Questions over the public debt, ageing demographics, and economic growth model linger over
3 min read
May
11

Brief #111: Communist Youth League at 100

On 10 May 2022, the Communist Youth League of China celebrated its 100th anniversary. This video looks at the League's
Apr
26

Brief #110: Why is Beijing insistent on its approach to COVID?

Beijing has doggedly stood by its Zero-COVID strategy despite the rising concerns over its viability, cost and ethics. The harrowing
2 min read
Apr
14

Brief #109: State Council executive meeting (April 13)

Consumption, export, financing costs
1 min read
Apr
09

Brief #108: State Council executive meeting (April 6)

Sectors under special hardship and monetary policy.
2 min read
Apr
01

Brief #107: Chinese reactions to the MU5735 crash

Quasi-public catharsis and crisis nationalism
3 min read
Mar
29

Brief #106: prioritising and normalising Party history

The Communist Party carried out a year-long Party history campaign in 2021 to coincide with its centenary. Aimed at building
2 min read
Mar
05

Brief #105: Government Work Report 2022 (foreign policy & national security)

Chinese premier Li Keqiang delivered this year's Government Work Report this morning (March 5) to the gathering of the National
4 min read
Feb
25

Brief #104: Beijing's response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine

Beijing’s positioning and language on the Ukraine crisis has shifted from trying to thread a fine line to leaning
4 min read