Minxin Pei

Minxin Pei is a professor of government at Claremont McKenna College and the author of "China's Crony Capitalism" (2016)

  • Could China spring a nice surprise in 2018?

    Xi could prove pessimists wrong in economic and foreign policy

  • Mao's one-man rule offers uncomfortable lessons for Xi Jinping

    Achieving strongman status could endanger China's global ambitions

  • Donald Trump in the Forbidden City

    US president will struggle to find common ground with Xi Jinping

  • China's party congress sets stage for power grab

    Lax charter rules could allow Xi Jinping to prevail beyond two terms

  • A reckoning looms for China's tycoons

    Lower growth and return of statist rhetoric bode ill for billionaire businessmen

  • Washington and Beijing on dangerous collision course over North Korea

    Kim regime may be ultimate beneficiary of any secondary sanctions on China

  • Chinese history tells us: Never stop fighting till the fight is done

    Sun's fate shows that life atop the CCP can be nasty, brutish and short

  • US-China relations: Waiting for the other shoe to drop

    North Korea impasse ends brief Trump-Xi detente

  • China struggles with Hong Kong dilemma

    For Beijing, 'one country' is more important than 'two systems'

  • A bridge, belt and road too far for China?

    Beijing's grand scheme could turn out to be a financial boondoggle

  • Why Western dealmakers should worry about China's entrepreneurial upstarts

    Disclosures about Anbang Insurance hint at a looming crisis in corporate sector

  • Syria takes shine off Trump-Xi summit

    The mood was brighter than many were expecting, but the outcome underwhelmed

  • Xi shows utility of a rubber stamp

    China's legislature does little real business but has a critical function

  • Will Beijing blink again on Pyongyang?

    North Korea's recent bad behavior could actually lead to improved Sino-American ties

  • Chinese tycoon's disappearance foreshadows showdown in Beijing

    Xiao Jianhua's abduction deals body blow to anti-Xi faction

  • By playing a longer game, China could turn tables on Trump

    Beijing's choices include playing hardball, appeasement or something in between

  • China's credit tide recedes to reveal 'naked swimmers'

    Policymakers in a bind about renminbi's value, Trump's ascension adds to woes

  • US-China relations in the Trump era could go three ways

    Collision, bonanza or kabuki? Scenarios on how the President-elect may govern.

  • Xi wins the battle but factional war continues

  • China's Trumpian nightmare