Xi’s Grip Loosens Amid Trade War Policy Paralysis

Xi’s Grip Loosens Amid Trade War Policy Paralysis By: Willy Wo-Lap Lam The Jamestown Foundation A spate of unusual reports in Hong Kong and overseas Chinese-language media lend credence to the idea that, while Xi Jinping remains China’s undisputed paramount, his authority seems somewhat diminished. A moratorium of sorts appears to have been called on…

Swarms at War: Chinese Advances in Swarm Intelligence

Swarms at War: Chinese Advances in Swarm Intelligence Publication: China Brief Volume: 17 Issue: 9 By: Elsa Kania The Jamestown Foundation The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) anticipates that future warfare will be “unmanned, invisible, and silent” (“无人、无形、无声”战争), with ever higher degrees of “intelligentization” (智能化). [1] PLA strategists expect that future, autonomous combat involving unmanned…

China’s Ethnic Policy Under Xi Jinping

China’s Ethnic Policy Under Xi Jinping Publication: China Brief Volume: 15 Issue: 20 By: James Leibold The Jamestown Foundation Since assuming power in November 2012, Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Secretary General Xi Jinping has sought to put his imprimatur on the contentious realm of ethnic policy. As with other agenda items, Xi has sought to…