`Xi Jinping is a Captive of the Communist Party Too,’ New York Times, October 10 2022,

`Will Russia be Happy as China’s Junior Partner’, Engelsberg Ideas, March 23 2022,

`What Does Xi Jinping Want? The Chinese Leader Won’t Let Qualms about his Country’s Human Rights Record Stand in the Way of Making the World’s Most Successful Economy’,  Prospect Magazine, January 2022,

`The EU, US and China: Hybrid Multilateralism and the Limits of Prioritizing Values,’ Global Summitry / Special Issue: Strengthening the G20, Fall 2021.

`China’s Ruling Creed at 100: The Party Never Stops’,  Engelsberg Ideas, July 5 2021,

`A Common Front on China: The View from Europe’, Internationale Politik Quarterly March 30 2021,

`The EU and China in 2021: Separate Discourses, Similar or Different Aims?’, The Asan Forum, Jan-Feb 2021, Vol 9, No 1,

`China’s Political Economy and the UK Post-Brexit’, E-Ir, 2 February 2021,

`Chinas Staatschef Xi Jinping’, article on Xi Jinping in German for BPB, January 2021,

`The Sino-British Relationship Needs More Engagement, Not Less’ article with Evan Fowler in the South China Morning Post, 15 December 2020,

`Can We Reinvent a Nation? Reinventing China’, Review Article in Inside Story, November 2020,

`A Sinologists View of Australia China Relations’,, October 2020,

`Testimony Given for the US China Economic and Security Review Commission, September 2020,
`Why the West Needs to Stop Moralizing About China’, E-IR Journal, August 2020,

`Another Front in Beijing’s War Against Difference’, Analysis of the Inner Mongolia Language protests, Inside Story, September 2020,
`How China’s State Serves the Party’, East Asia Forum, December 2020,

`China Hawks are Calling Coronavirus Their Smoking Gun: Don’t Buy It‘, Newsweek, 14th April 2020.

Book reviews, not just on China, at

Articles on international affairs particularly in Asia, and domestic Chinese issues, at E-International Relations Website,

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`Want to Understand China’s Ambitions for Britain? Look to Australia’, in Prospect, June 2018,

Diary, on the Cultural Revolution, London Review of Books, 17th November 2016,

`The Critical Transition: China’s Priorities for 2021′, edited report for Chatham House, 2017,

`The EU and China: The Search fof Simplicity’, ASAN Forum 2016,

`The New Leadership in China’, Chatham House report 2013 available at

`Liquid Power in China, and how the Communist Party attempts to define new forms of modernity in a networked society’ in The China Story, September 2013 at

`On Xi Jinping’s New Leadership and the Challenge of Modernising Politics in China’, ISPI, Milan, Italy, November 2013, at
`Investing in the Xi Leadership: Seven Ways in which the New Leadership of China Might Reform, and How the Rest of the World Can Help’, China Studies Centre Policy Paper Series Number 6, September 2013:

Articles on China in Foreign Policy:

Article on China in the Jamestown Review:

Book Chapters

`The Reform Era Foreign Policy Narratives: 1978 Onward’ in Priscilla Roberts (ed), Chinese Economic Statecraft from 1978 to 1989, Springer 2022,

`Getting the Message Right in Xi Jinping’s China: Propaganda, Story-Telling and the Challenge of Reaching People’s Emoti0ns, ‘ in Gary Rawnsley (ed),  The Research Handbook on Political Propaganda, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, 2021.

`Taiwan, Japan and the EU under the Tsai Administration’s New Southbound Policy: Visible Alternatives?,’ in Taiwan During the First Administration of the Tsai Ing-wen: Navigating in Stormy Waters, edited by Gunter Schubert and Chun-yi Lee, Routledge, London, 2022,

`The Xi Way of Speaking: Rhetoric, Emotion and Narrative in the Modern People’s Republic of China, in Lance L P Gore, The Chinese Communist Party in Transformation: The Crisis of Identity and the Possibility for Renewal, World Scientific, Singapore, 2021,

Winning in the End: China’s War Experience and the Role It Has Played in Winning Today, in Matthias Strohn, The Long Shadow of World War Two: The Legacy of the War and Its Impact on Political and Military Thinking Since 1945, Casemate Academic,  Oxford and Philadelphia, 2021.

`The Chinese Concept of Winning’, in `Winning Wars: The Enduring Nature and Changing Character of Victory from Antiquity to the 21st Century’, Matthias Strohn (Editor),  Casemate Academic, 2020,

`China’s Intentions: An Historical Perspective’ in `Dealing with China in a Globalized World,’ Konrad Adenauer Foundation, Manila, 2020,

`The Chinese Sense of Self and Biographical Narrative: an Overview’, in `Different Lives: Global Perspectives on Biography in Public Cultures and Societies, Biography Studies, Volume: 1, Editors: Hans Renders and David Veltman, Brill, 2020, pages 86-98,

`The PRC’s Maritime Silk Road Initiative, South East Asia and the United States,’ in  Alessandro Arduino and Gong Xue (eds), `Securing the Belt and Road Initiative: Risk Assessment, Private Security and Special Assurances Along the New Wave of Chinese Investments’, Palgrave Macmillan, 2018, pp 101-118

`The Future of the Chinese Communist Party’ (with Konstantinos Tsimonis), in Willy Wo-Lap Lam (ed), `Routledge Handbook of the Chinese Communist Party’, Routledge, Lonond and New York, 2018, pp 335-352

`The Chinese Communist Party’s Evolution’, in Czeslaw Tubilewicz (ed), `Ctitical Issues in Contemporary China: Unity, Stability and Development’, Routledge, London and New York, 2017, pp 19-35

`The United States and China: Why Does Their Relationship Matter to the Rest of the World?’, in Andrew T.H. Tan (ed), `Handbook of US-China Relations’, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, 2015, pp 475-493

`The Role of Leadership in Political Economic Transition in China’, in Ecan Berman and M Shamsul Haque (eds), `Asian Leadership in Policy and Governance’, Emerald Public Policy and Governance Volume 24, Emerald, UK, Japan, US, India, 2015, pp 213-233

`Language and Power in Contemporary China’, in Linda Tsung and Wei Wang (eds), `Contemporary Chinese Discourse and Social Practice in China’, John Benjamins Publishing Company, Amsterdam, Philadelphia, 2015, pp 11-27

The Communist Party of China’, in Chris Ogden (Ed) `Routledge Handbook of Chinese Governance and Domestic Politics’, Routledge 2012

`China’s Military Industrial Complex’ (with Claude Zanardi) in Anna Stravianarkis and Jan Selby (ed),  `Militarism and International Relations: Political Economy, Security, Theory’ (Routledge 2012)

`New Labour Policy towards China’ in Oliver Daddow and Jamir Gaskarth (Eds), `British Foreign Policy: The New Labour Years’, Palgrave MacMillan 2011

`Chinese Softpower’ in Shaun Breslin (Ed) `Routledge Handbook of International Relations’ Routledge, 2010

`China’ in Robin Niblett (Ed), `US and the World’,  Blackwell and Brookings, 2010

Journal Articles

`Knowing and Feeling the “China Dream” : Logic and Rhetoric in the Political Language of Xi’s China’, in Journal of Current Chinese Affairs, 2022,

`Chinese Storytelling in the Xi Jinping Era’, Hague Journal of Diplomacy, Issue 2, 2020, 1-11. doi:,

`Politics and Science: The Case of China and the Coronavirus,’ Asian Affairs, Volume 51, 2020, pages 247-264, with Ruby Wang,

`The Beijing Perspective: the Political and Diplomatic Context for Taiwan and the World Health Assembly’, International Journal of Taiwan Studies, Volume Three, 2020,

`The Digital Silk Road: Upgrading the “16+1” Cooperation?’, with Anna Burjanadze, in `China and the New Silk Road,’ edited by Harald Pechlaner, Greta Erschbamer, Hannes Thees, Mirjam Gruber, Springer, 2020,

`China’s Foreign Policy Under Xi,’ in `The Sage Handbook of Foreign Diplomacy’, edited by Takashi Inoguchi, November 2019.
`The Anti-Corruption Struggle in Xi Jinping’s China: An Alternative Political Narrative’, in Asian Affairs, Volume XLIX, Number 1, March 2018, pp 1-11,

`Ideology in the Era of Xi Jinping, with U.A. Bērziņa-Čerenkova, in Journal of Chinese Political Science, 2018,  pp 1-17, 

`The Belt and Road: Security Dimensions’, in Asia Europe Journal, 2018, pp 1-10,

`China’s Foreign Policy Since 2012: A Question of Communication and Clarity’, in China Quarterly of International Strategic Studies, Volume 3, Number 3, Fall 2017, pp 325-342,

`Xi Jinping and China’s Role in the Asian and Global Order’, Seton Hall Journal of Diplomacy, volume XVIII, Number 1, Spring 2017, pp 7-15,

`Oxford Bibliographies: The Chinese Communist Party’, in Oxford Bibliographies, 2017,

`The Powers of Xi Jinping’, Asian Affairs, Volume XLVIII Number 1, March 2017, pp 17-27

`A Response to Francis Fukuyama’s Reflections on Chinese Goverance’, in Journal of Chinese Governance, Volume 1, Issue 3, 2016, pp 392-404,

`Australia Relations with China and the US: the Challenge of Grand Strategies’, Australian Journal of International Affairs, Volume 70, 2016, Issue 1, pp 1.5,

`Foreign Policy Making Under Xi Jinping: The Case of the South China Sea’, Journal of Political Risk, Volume 4, No 2, 2016,

`Xi Jinping’s Leadership Style: Master or Servant’, Asian International Studies Review, Volume 17, Number 2 and Special Issue 2, December 2016, pp 143-159

`Factions in Modern Chinese Politics: A Help or a Hindrance’, The Journal of the Oriental Society of Australia, Vol 47, 2015, pp 61-73

`Taiwan and the Peace Process in Northern Ireland: Parallels and Divergences’, Taiwan in Comparative Perspective, Volume 4, December 2012, LSE, London

Full report downloadable HERE.

`The Communist Party of China and Ideology’, China: An International Journal, August 2012

Full report downloadable HERE.

`Chinese Foreign Direct Investment’ in `International Spectator’, Volume 47, Number 2,  2012

`China and the Battle with Modernity’ in `Journal of Contemporary Asia,’  Volume 42, no 2, May 2011

Full report downloadable HERE.

`Foreign Support for Democratization and Legal Reform in China’, in East Asian Policy, Singapore, East Asia Policy No 2, Volume 2, 2010

Full report downloadable HERE.

`The Challenges of the Chinese Environment: EU and Chinese Co-operation in Context’ – European Strategic Forum, Brussels (2008)

`How the Other Half live in China’, International Affairs, January 2007

`The Cultural Revolution in Inner Mongolia: The Purge of the Heirs of Genghis Khan’, Asian Affairs, vol. XXXVIII, no. II, July 2007

Full report downloadable HERE.


`Erase and Rewind: Britain’s Relations with China: The Search for a New Framework’, Report for the Australia China Research Institute, UTS, Sydney, Australia, 2016,

`Australia China Healthcare Opportunities’, Report for the Sydney China Business Forum, in partnership with the George Institute, Sydney, Ausrtralia, 2015,

`State of Volunteering in China’, Report for the UN Development Programme 2011,

Full report downloadable HERE.

`Assessing Democracy Assistance: China’, report for FRIDE and World Movement for Democracy, 2010

Full report downloadable HERE.

Evidence to the British Parliament on China’s new leadership, 2013

`Investment Across the Taiwan Strait’ (With Jessica Pennisi and Justin Hempson-Jones, Chatham house briefing paper 2010.

Full report downloadable HERE.

`No Reverse Gear: Chinese Outward Investment’, paper for CLSA conference 2008

Full report downloadable HERE.