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China’s Communist Party Congress and Xi’s Next Five Years

On October 18th, China’s ruling Communist Party will begin its 19th Party Congress—a five-yearly high-level meeting of senior party officials that will determine the future makeup of the Chinese leadership. The list of likely candidates for promotion to the Party’s top echelon include...

Chinese Foreign Aid “Clearly About China’s Self-interest”

While China’s increasing foreign investments in nations in Latin America, Africa, and the Middle East has been well documented over the past 15 years, Beijing’s foreign assistance spending is officially classified as a state secret. A report and dataset published today by the AidData Res...