Chinese Communist Party

The ‘Perfect Police State’ is Emerging in Xinjiang

Tom Phillips at The Guardian reports that Xinjiang is experiencing an unprecedented security surge following the appointment of Chen Quanguo as the Party Secretary of the Uyghur autonomous region. Chen’s surge has led to an exponential increase in the presence of security forces and the creat...

China Buying International Silence on Human Rights

Last week offered one demonstration of the application of China’s growing economic leverage to political ends with the transfer of diplomatic recognition by Taiwan’s longstanding ally Panama from Taipei to Beijing. (Read more on the shift in a subsequent ChinaFile discussion.) This week ...

The Dramatic Downfall of China’s Leading Foreign Dealmaker

In a move that stunned New York dealmakers at the time, the famed Waldorf-Astoria Hotel on Park Avenue was sold in 2014 to a little-known Chinese company. That Chinese company is Beijing-based Anbang Group, an insurance conglomerate known for its aggressive overseas asset purchases, including a fai...

Can a China-HK Bond Connect Attract Foreign Investors?

Beijing and Hong Kong have approved a new cross-border bond trading program, called bond connect, hoping to attract a new wave of foreign investors to buy Chinese onshore bonds. The platform is similar in theory but differs in execution to the existing stock connect between Hong Kong and the mainlan...

Concerns Mount in Australia Over Beijing’s Influence

In recent years, concerns have been mounting over Beijing’s expanding soft cultural influence in Australia—including editorial sway in AU-based Chinese-language media, donations from the government and CCP-tied tycoons to public universities, and allegedly CCP-sponsored protests on hot-b...