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Jin Kai

Jin Kai is lecturer at the Graduate School of International Studies (GSIS), Yonsei University in South Korea.
Jin Kai received his Ph.D. in International Relations from the Graduate School of International Studies (GSIS), Yonsei University, South Korea and is presently a lecturer at GSIS, Yonsei. He previously served with the People’s Liberation Army of China as a professional officer and was an international communications and public relations officer for the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Center of Education for International Understanding.
Criticizing China on Human Rights: Missing the Forest for the Trees?
October 31, 2016
Criticizing China on Human Rights: Missing the Forest for the Trees?
Focusing on individual stories is a poor way to evaluate China's human rights record.
Criticizing China on Human Rights: Missing the Forest for the Trees?
Could Rising China Make the World More Stable?
October 03, 2016
Could Rising China Make the World More Stable?
As China grows in influence, it could help bring more coherence to the exiting world system.
Could Rising China Make the World More Stable?
How North Korea Helped Seal the Deal on THAAD
September 26, 2016
How North Korea Helped Seal the Deal on THAAD
After North Korea's nuclear test, support for THAAD deployment is now the "politically correct" thing to do.
How North Korea Helped Seal the Deal on THAAD
Time for China to Rethink South Korea Relations?
August 09, 2016
Time for China to Rethink South Korea Relations?
China may need to rationally rethink its approach to South Korea.
Time for China to Rethink South Korea Relations?
THAAD Deployment: South Korea’s Alliance Dilemma?
July 25, 2016
THAAD Deployment: South Korea’s Alliance Dilemma?
South Korea's tough THAAD choice is a real-world example of the alliance dilemma.
THAAD Deployment: South Korea’s Alliance Dilemma?
Reading From the 'Script' on the South China Sea Issue
June 06, 2016
Reading From the 'Script' on the South China Sea Issue
How two "scripts" are defining the action-reaction cycle in the South China Sea.
Reading From the 'Script' on the South China Sea Issue
The Rise of China vs. the Rise of the Chinese
May 13, 2016
The Rise of China vs. the Rise of the Chinese
How is China's rise benefiting China's people?
The Rise of China vs. the Rise of the Chinese
The Taiwan Deportations to China Aren't About Sovereignty
April 18, 2016
The Taiwan Deportations to China Aren't About Sovereignty
China has a legal right to investigate suspects believed to have harmed Chinese citizens.
The Taiwan Deportations to China Aren't About Sovereignty
Is China’s 'Assertiveness' in the South China Sea All About Nationalism?
April 11, 2016
Is China’s 'Assertiveness' in the South China Sea All About Nationalism?
The narrative of a nationalistic China obscures the real dynamics in the South China Sea.
Is China’s 'Assertiveness' in the South China Sea All About Nationalism?
The Biggest Misunderstanding About China's Economic Diplomacy
March 03, 2016
The Biggest Misunderstanding About China's Economic Diplomacy
No, China hasn't succeeded in "buying" allies -- but that's not what Beijing is trying to do.
The Biggest Misunderstanding About China's Economic Diplomacy
5 Myths About China's Missile Deployment on Woody Island
February 20, 2016
5 Myths About China's Missile Deployment on Woody Island
The United States' criticisms of China in the South China Sea are misleading -- likely intentionally so.
5 Myths About China's Missile Deployment on Woody Island
China's Economic Miracle, As Seen Through Its Trains
December 29, 2015
China's Economic Miracle, As Seen Through Its Trains
Like its economy in general, China's railways have grown by leaps and bounds over the past 30 years.
China's Economic Miracle, As Seen Through Its Trains
A 'Critical Point' for US Strategic Tolerance of China
December 02, 2015
A 'Critical Point' for US Strategic Tolerance of China
US-China relations are caught in a critical point -- poised between one paradigm and the next.
A 'Critical Point' for US Strategic Tolerance of China
South Korea's Love-Hate Relationship With the Chinese Language
November 05, 2015
South Korea's Love-Hate Relationship With the Chinese Language
The use of Chinese characters in South Korea (and related controversies) reveal the intersecting cultures of East Asia.
South Korea's Love-Hate Relationship With the Chinese Language
Can China and South Korea Capitalize on Their Cultural Connections?
October 16, 2015
Can China and South Korea Capitalize on Their Cultural Connections?
Despite a shared background in Confucianism, these cultural traditions are interpreted differently in China and Korea.
Can China and South Korea Capitalize on Their Cultural Connections?
The Secret Ingredient in China-North Korea Relations
October 07, 2015
The Secret Ingredient in China-North Korea Relations
The Secret Ingredient in China-North Korea Relations
Will South Korea's President Attend China's WW2 Anniversary Parade?
August 13, 2015
Will South Korea's President Attend China's WW2 Anniversary Parade?
Once again, South Korea's "middle power" strategy is tested by conflicting pulls from China and the United States.
Will South Korea's President Attend China's WW2 Anniversary Parade?
The Dangers of 'China-Phobia'
August 05, 2015
The Dangers of 'China-Phobia'
Glimpses of a growing "China-phobia" in the international community limit opportunities for real dialogue.
The Dangers of 'China-Phobia'
Pride and Prejudice: The Drivers of China-US Conflict
June 26, 2015
Pride and Prejudice: The Drivers of China-US Conflict
Conflict between the two powers has been and will be the norm.
Pride and Prejudice: The Drivers of China-US Conflict
Why Should China Embrace 'Universal Values'?
June 16, 2015
Why Should China Embrace 'Universal Values'?
An argument for "universal values" with Chinese characteristics.
Why Should China Embrace 'Universal Values'?
China and the US: Clashing Visions for the South China Sea
May 28, 2015
China and the US: Clashing Visions for the South China Sea
The U.S. and China have different goals -- and thus clashing approaches -- for resolving the South China Sea issue.
China and the US: Clashing Visions for the South China Sea
A New Normal for China-North Korea Relations
May 19, 2015
A New Normal for China-North Korea Relations
The coldness in China-North Korea relations is more "normal" than their previous close relationship.
A New Normal for China-North Korea Relations
The <em>Other</em> Reasons China Wants to Block THAAD Deployment
April 18, 2015
The Other Reasons China Wants to Block THAAD Deployment
China's concerns aren't all about security. Having THAAD in South Korea would bring diplomatic headaches as well.
The Other Reasons China Wants to Block THAAD Deployment
Hong Kong and Taiwan: Populism or Democracy?
April 16, 2015
Hong Kong and Taiwan: Populism or Democracy?
Are recent protests in Hong Kong and Taiwan about democracy or a case of populist fever?
Hong Kong and Taiwan: Populism or Democracy?
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