Fewsmith Expounds Findings of “Rethinking Chinese Politics“
Up until a couple of years ago, most observers viewed the Chinese political system as institutionalized; party leaders would serve two terms and another party leader who had been named at the previous party congress would take their place. Professor Fewsmith breaks from this notion and explains Xi Jinping’s political maneuvering.
Heine Comments on Xi Jinping Securing Third Term as CCP Leader
Ambassador Heine elaborates on the significance of President Xi Jinping’s unprecedented third term and how it reflects the much more personalized leadership he has brought to the Chinese presidency, as opposed to the more collective leadership of his predecessors Jiang Zemin and Hu Jintao.
Heine Discusses CCP Congress & China’s Future on “CGTN“
Ambassador Heine notes that the great balancing act China must commit to is remaining a champion of free trade and foreign investment while also expanding its technological and scientific capabilities in order to be more self-reliant, a challenge that President Xi appears ready to take on.
Heine Comments on 20th Congress of the Chinese Communist Party
Ambassador Heine elaborates on the significance of the CCP meeting, on President Xi Jinping’s bid for an unprecedented third term, as well as the strengthening of China’s Navy and Air Force in recent years.
Heine Comments on Future of Xi Jinping’s Leadership
Ambassador Heine analyzes the role of the current president of China, his possibility of re-election, the tensions with Taiwan, the relationship with North Korea, and more.
Fewsmith Discusses “Forging Leninism in China” on New Books Network Podcast
Professor Fewsmith’s book is a re-examination of the events of the Chinese revolution and the transformation of the Chinese Communist Party from the years 1927 to 1934. Describing the transformation of the party as “the forging of Leninism,” Fewsmith offers a clear analysis of the development of the party.
Fewsmith Offers Insights into Xi Jinping’s Influential Inner Circle
Professor Fewsmith provided insights into the inner workings of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), what true power means in China, and who wields it.
Fewsmith Testifies Before U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission
Professor Fewsmith addressed Committee questions concerning the Chinese political system, Xi Jinping’s intentions for the forthcoming Party Congress, as well as the degree to which Chinese politics has been institutionalized and factionalized.