Chinese Communist Party

History Repeats Itself With Proposed Ban On Marxist Book Club At Peking University

The proposed banning of a Marxist book club at Peking University, one of China’s most prestigious and elite universities, is ironic. Namely, as part of its drive towards centralizing authority and advancing its version of Chinese nationalism, the current Chinese government under Xi Jinping purports to return to Marxist fundamentals rather than destabilizing western influences... Read More

Out With The Low-End Workers, In With The High-End Workers For China?

Planned population controls by the Chinese government in its key cities are indicative of the priorities of the CCP when it comes to China’s future development. Namely, both Shanghai and Beijing put population caps into place last year, with Shanghai setting in place a limit of 25 million and Beijing setting in place a population cap of 23 million... Read More

Dangerous Times Ahead, As Xi Seeks To Consolidate Power Towards Lifetime Rule

The recent proposal by the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party to remove term limits on the presidency of China from the current limit of two five-year terms has been read correctly as Xi Jinping making moves towards lifetime rule. With Xi emerging as the most powerful Chinese leader since Deng Xiaoping after he took power in 2013, it has been speculated in recent years whether Xi would move to remove these lifetime limits as he approached the end of his term... Read More

Detention Of Maoist Intellectual Reveals Hypocrisy Of Chinese State, But Ultimately Not Surprising

The arrest of 24-year-old Maoist intellectual Zhang Yunfan, a graduate student at Peking University in philosophy, is nothing really surprising. Despite Maoists advocating for strengthened state powers to regulate the economy and perhaps seen themselves as a loyal opposition to the state, the flip side of this is that the state could still turn on them when it sees them as threats... Read More