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Dingding Chen

Dingding Chen is Professor of International Relations at Jinan University, Guangzhou, China and 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.

The Case of ZTE and US-China Relations
May 02, 2018
The Case of ZTE and US-China Relations
We might be entering a new era in the economic relationship between China and the United States. ZTE's case shows why.
The Case of ZTE and US-China Relations
What China Thinks of the Indo-Pacific Strategy
April 27, 2018
What China Thinks of the Indo-Pacific Strategy
Chinese scholars see the free and open Indo-Pacific strategy as containment, but aren’t convinced it’ll stick.
What China Thinks of the Indo-Pacific Strategy
In New Era of China-US Ties, Both Countries Must Manage Their Competition
February 25, 2018
In New Era of China-US Ties, Both Countries Must Manage Their Competition
As tensions grow, the United States and China must maneuver to avert conflict.
In New Era of China-US Ties, Both Countries Must Manage Their Competition
The Trump Administration's National Security and National Defense Strategies Reveal a Change in Mindset Toward China
January 26, 2018
The Trump Administration's National Security and National Defense Strategies Reveal a Change in Mindset Toward China
Competition is going to be fierce, but conflict is still less likely and manageable.
The Trump Administration's National Security and National Defense Strategies Reveal a Change in Mindset Toward China
China Has a New Grand Strategy and the West Should Be Ready
October 31, 2017
China Has a New Grand Strategy and the West Should Be Ready
The world has yet to grapple with what Xi Jinping's post-19th Party Congress foreign policy vision entails.
China Has a New Grand Strategy and the West Should Be Ready
Why a Solution to North Korea Will Depend on Major Power Coordination
September 11, 2017
Why a Solution to North Korea Will Depend on Major Power Coordination
All great powers must realize that a collective effort is the only right solution -- so stop blaming each other.
Why a Solution to North Korea Will Depend on Major Power Coordination
3 Reasons Why the US Should Join China's Belt and Road Initiative
May 25, 2017
3 Reasons Why the US Should Join China's Belt and Road Initiative
Simpy put, it is in the U.S. national interest to participate in the Belt and Road Initiative.
3 Reasons Why the US Should Join China's Belt and Road Initiative
Expect a Positive First Trump-Xi Meeting at Mar-a-Lago
April 01, 2017
Expect a Positive First Trump-Xi Meeting at Mar-a-Lago
We can expect a positive Xi-Trump summit in Florida, but uncertainties still lie ahead.
Expect a Positive First Trump-Xi Meeting at Mar-a-Lago
Is China Ready for Global Leadership?
February 27, 2017
Is China Ready for Global Leadership?
Yes and no, but China should get ready for global leadership if the U.S. further retreats from the world.
Is China Ready for Global Leadership?
4 Tips for US President-Elect Trump’s China Policy
December 14, 2016
4 Tips for US President-Elect Trump’s China Policy
Maintaining strategic stability in U.S.-China relations is critical for Trump’s domestic agenda..
4 Tips for US President-Elect Trump’s China Policy
Xi Jinping's 'Core Leader' Status Will Help China's Reforms in Coming Years
November 05, 2016
Xi Jinping's 'Core Leader' Status Will Help China's Reforms in Coming Years
The title signals political stability for the coming years and is good for China's future reforms.
Xi Jinping's 'Core Leader' Status Will Help China's Reforms in Coming Years
Where Is Duterte’s Foreign Policy Going? A Chinese Perspective
October 25, 2016
Where Is Duterte’s Foreign Policy Going? A Chinese Perspective
Duterte is a skillful realist and knows how to appropriately balance between China and the United States.
Where Is Duterte’s Foreign Policy Going? A Chinese Perspective
The New Buzzword in Chinese Foreign Policy
September 30, 2016
The New Buzzword in Chinese Foreign Policy
'Global governance' is the new big buzzword in Chinese foreign policy.
The New Buzzword in Chinese Foreign Policy
With the Hangzhou G20, China Demonstrates Its Global Leadership Credentials
September 03, 2016
With the Hangzhou G20, China Demonstrates Its Global Leadership Credentials
It is never easy to be a global leader, but China is determined to become one.
With the Hangzhou G20, China Demonstrates Its Global Leadership Credentials
Is China Losing South Korea?
August 22, 2016
Is China Losing South Korea?
Not entirely, but both countries need to make new adjustments to new realities.
Is China Losing South Korea?
After the South China Sea Ruling, Patience and Calmness Are Needed
July 13, 2016
After the South China Sea Ruling, Patience and Calmness Are Needed
This is true especially for China and the United States, as the powers enter a new era of competition in Asia.
After the South China Sea Ruling, Patience and Calmness Are Needed
Both China and the US Want to Control the Narrative on the South China Sea
July 05, 2016
Both China and the US Want to Control the Narrative on the South China Sea
Both Chinese and U.S. think tanks are making big efforts to influence world opinion and it is a long game.
Both China and the US Want to Control the Narrative on the South China Sea
China’s Foreign Policy Needs More ‘Doves’ Like Wu Jianmin
June 21, 2016
China’s Foreign Policy Needs More ‘Doves’ Like Wu Jianmin
Wu Jianmin was a rational dove, seeking to defend China’s national interests.
China’s Foreign Policy Needs More ‘Doves’ Like Wu Jianmin
Reality Check: The South China Sea Does Not Define the US-China Relationship
June 10, 2016
Reality Check: The South China Sea Does Not Define the US-China Relationship
The relationship between the world's two most important countries is far broader than the South China Sea disputes.
Reality Check: The South China Sea Does Not Define the US-China Relationship
How Academia Can Help Build Trust Between China and the World
June 05, 2016
How Academia Can Help Build Trust Between China and the World
A rising China needs a new generation of international relations experts, quickly.
How Academia Can Help Build Trust Between China and the World
Actually, China Is <em>Not</em> Building a 'Great Wall of Self-Isolation'
June 01, 2016
Actually, China Is Not Building a 'Great Wall of Self-Isolation'
On the contrary, China’s rise in Asia poses both opportunities and challenges to the region.
Actually, China Is Not Building a 'Great Wall of Self-Isolation'
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
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