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Dingding Chen
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Dingding Chen is an assistant professor of Government and Public Administration at the University of Macau, Non-Resident Fellow at the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi) Berlin, Germany. He is also the Founding Director of 海国图智研究院 (Intellisia Institute), a newly established independent think tank focusing on international affairs in China. His research interests include: Chinese foreign policy, Asian security, Chinese politics, and human rights. He can be found on Twitter at @ChenDingding.

Without Clarity on 1992 Consensus, Tsai and DPP Will Face Challenges Ahead
May 25, 2016
Without Clarity on 1992 Consensus, Tsai and DPP Will Face Challenges Ahead
Without the stability of the "1992 consensus," Taiwan could be in big trouble
Without Clarity on 1992 Consensus, Tsai and DPP Will Face Challenges Ahead
Will Rodrigo Duterte Improve China-Philippines Relations?
May 12, 2016
Will Rodrigo Duterte Improve China-Philippines Relations?
We don't know yet, but there are signs pointing to a better China-Philippines relationship in the coming years.
Will Rodrigo Duterte Improve China-Philippines Relations?
It's Time Google Came Back to China
May 03, 2016
It's Time Google Came Back to China
And China should welcome Google back, as long as it abides by Beijing's laws and regulations.
It's Time Google Came Back to China
Fear and Honor: The Other Side of US-China 'Thucydides Trap'
April 27, 2016
Fear and Honor: The Other Side of US-China 'Thucydides Trap'
China's "assertiveness" is much discussed. What about the role of U.S. fear?
Fear and Honor: The Other Side of US-China 'Thucydides Trap'
Sorry, There's No 'Cult of Personality' in China
April 04, 2016
Sorry, There's No 'Cult of Personality' in China
Instead, we should be aware of anti-reforms forces as reforms enter ‘deep water’ areas.
Sorry, There's No 'Cult of Personality' in China
Reality Check: Chinese Students Are Only Benefiting US Universities
March 22, 2016
Reality Check: Chinese Students Are Only Benefiting US Universities
Chinese students, on the whole, bring multiple benefits to U.S. universities.
Reality Check: Chinese Students Are Only Benefiting US Universities
Cooperation Is the Only Way Ahead for US-China Relations
March 10, 2016
Cooperation Is the Only Way Ahead for US-China Relations
A prominent IR scholar in China argues that Beijing should maintain a cooperative approach toward Washington.
Cooperation Is the Only Way Ahead for US-China Relations
Could a Donald Trump Presidency <em>Improve</em> US-China Ties? Chinese Netizens Say Yes
February 29, 2016
Could a Donald Trump Presidency Improve US-China Ties? Chinese Netizens Say Yes
Chinese netizens actually quite like Donald Trump and think he could improve U.S.-China ties.
Could a Donald Trump Presidency Improve US-China Ties? Chinese Netizens Say Yes
Time to Rethink US and South Korean Approaches to North Korea
February 19, 2016
Time to Rethink US and South Korean Approaches to North Korea
In approaching North Korea, doing the same thing over and over with sanctions simply won't work.
Time to Rethink US and South Korean Approaches to North Korea
A Deep Divide Emerges in China: How Do Intellectuals Relate to the State?
February 01, 2016
A Deep Divide Emerges in China: How Do Intellectuals Relate to the State?
China's intelligentsia continue to grapple with just how they relate to the state.
A Deep Divide Emerges in China: How Do Intellectuals Relate to the State?
Why George Soros Is Wrong About the Chinese Economy's 'Hard Landing'
January 28, 2016
Why George Soros Is Wrong About the Chinese Economy's 'Hard Landing'
China’s economy is slowing down, but a hard landing is unlikely.
Why George Soros Is Wrong About the Chinese Economy's 'Hard Landing'
The 10 Young Chinese Foreign Policy Scholars You Should Know
January 27, 2016
The 10 Young Chinese Foreign Policy Scholars You Should Know
In 20 years, this group of scholars will shape China’s foreign policy.
The 10 Young Chinese Foreign Policy Scholars You Should Know
Taiwan's Dilemmas and Challenges After the 2016 Election
January 23, 2016
Taiwan's Dilemmas and Challenges After the 2016 Election
Tsai Ing-wen may have won the election, but she faces a range of important challenges ahead.
Taiwan's Dilemmas and Challenges After the 2016 Election
4 Myths About North Korea
January 12, 2016
4 Myths About North Korea
In order to successfully approach North Korea, steer clear of these unhelpful myths.
4 Myths About North Korea
The Top 5 Accomplishments of Chinese Diplomacy in 2015
December 29, 2015
The Top 5 Accomplishments of Chinese Diplomacy in 2015
2015 was a very good year for Chinese diplomacy. Expert 2016 to be more challenging.
The Top 5 Accomplishments of Chinese Diplomacy in 2015
The Transformation of Chinese Diplomacy: What Should the World Pay Attention To?
December 22, 2015
The Transformation of Chinese Diplomacy: What Should the World Pay Attention To?
Scholars in both the United States and China need new paradigms in understanding one another.
The Transformation of Chinese Diplomacy: What Should the World Pay Attention To?
Take Notice, Asia: China's Military Is Getting Leaner and More Lethal
December 01, 2015
Take Notice, Asia: China's Military Is Getting Leaner and More Lethal
Reforms to the People's Liberation Army will help the Chinese military emerge as a more potent war-fighting force.
Take Notice, Asia: China's Military Is Getting Leaner and More Lethal
How Will Myanmar's Elections Affect Relations With China?
November 17, 2015
How Will Myanmar's Elections Affect Relations With China?
How will Myanmar's new government affect relations between it and China?
How Will Myanmar's Elections Affect Relations With China?
The Historic Xi-Ma Meeting: The Bigger Picture
November 09, 2015
The Historic Xi-Ma Meeting: The Bigger Picture
Many analysts have focused on the potential political calculations behind the meeting between Xi Jinping and Ma Ying-jeou. Time to look at the bigger picture.
The Historic Xi-Ma Meeting: The Bigger Picture
Both the US and China Benefit From US Navy's Freedom of Navigation Assertions
October 29, 2015
Both the US and China Benefit From US Navy's Freedom of Navigation Assertions
And so U.S.-China tensions over the South China Sea enter a new era. What can be expected?
Both the US and China Benefit From US Navy's Freedom of Navigation Assertions
How Good Are the Best Chinese Universities?
October 15, 2015
How Good Are the Best Chinese Universities?
According to one survey, Tsinghua University is now the best engineering school in the world. Is this representative?
How Good Are the Best Chinese Universities?
Not So Fast: The TPP Might Be Good News for China
October 07, 2015
Not So Fast: The TPP Might Be Good News for China
It is still uncertain whether the TPP deal will significantly hurt China’s economy.
Not So Fast: The TPP Might Be Good News for China
Think Xi Jinping's State Visit to the US Went Well? Think Again
September 30, 2015
Think Xi Jinping's State Visit to the US Went Well? Think Again
A modest Xi-Obama summit signals troubles ahead. No major breakthrough was achieved during the summit.
Think Xi Jinping's State Visit to the US Went Well? Think Again
Wondering Why China Held Its Parade? Here Are 5 Things Beijing Accomplished.
September 08, 2015
Wondering Why China Held Its Parade? Here Are 5 Things Beijing Accomplished.
There are both internal and external benefits of the military parade, despite some international concerns.
Wondering Why China Held Its Parade? Here Are 5 Things Beijing Accomplished.
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