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Posts tagged as “Xi Jinping”

The King of Kong

China has long struggled to contain separatist movements around its periphery.  Until now, the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) focus has been on deterring activists and…

Ratifying Without Resolve

The 21st century was met with an explosion of international documents intended to protect universal human rights. Indeed, the international community is currently flooded with…

Mr. Xi Jinping, Tear Down This (Fire)Wall

In Beijing, signs throughout the city read: “Patriotism, Innovation, Inclusiveness, Virtue.” Like most political slogans, this particular one relies heavily on wishful thinking and an…

Brains Over Brawn

Since Xi Jinping assumed office in 2013, observers have wondered whether China’s foreign policy would change to reflect his ascension. In the past year, events…