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All the president's kin

Here's my latest piece from The Edge Review, looking at dynastic rule across Asia --with an obvious eye to our own political lineup in the US, which may very well end up with a Bush running against a Clinton next year.  Here's my take, and let me know your comments.

All the presidents' kin
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The rise and fall of the weibo army

Greetings from Beijing, where one of the most fascinating developments in the time since I left, in 2013, has been how public conversation and debate has migrated away from the once-ubiquitous weibo sites over to more intimate platforms, like WeChat.  Chinese here say that for a period, weibo was like the public plaza, where people gathered to hear and exchange views.  But because of the crackdown on free expression under President Xi Jinping, that conversation has moved into private living rooms, and is held only among close friends and family. Read more about The rise and fall of the weibo army

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Endgame for China's leaders? Who knows

Here's my latest column from The Edge Review, on a fascinating debate taking place among China-watchers on the future of the Communist regime.  Read the piece, and tell me your thoughts in the comments section below.

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