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Dingding Chen
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Dingding Chen

Dingding Chen is the president of Intellisia Institute.

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), an 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.

Posts by Dingding Chen
January 03, 2022

3 Challenges for Chinese Foreign Policy in 2022

By Dingding Chen
Mostly importantly, China must effectively manage deteriorating China-U.S. relations.

October 04, 2021

What Does Meng Wanzhou’s Release Mean for China-US Relations?

By Dingding Chen
In the short run, the relationship might become warmer, but the long-term technology competition is going to be tough.
August 27, 2021

Kamala Harris’ Southeast Asia Visit Shows Biden’s Southeast Asia Policy Still Lacks a Clear Roadmap

By Xirui Li and Dingding Chen
The expansion of U.S. cooperation with Southeast Asia was a welcome step, but the question of long-term strategy remains.

August 24, 2021

Can America’s Withdrawal From Afghanistan Help Its China Strategy?

By Dingding Chen and You Wang
Despite the intention to refocus U.S. energy and attention on the Asia-Pacific, difficult questions remain as to the benefits for U.S. China policy.

July 16, 2021

The US Needs a New China Strategy

By Xinrong Zhu and Dingding Chen
The United States is currently at a crossroads with its strategic approach to China. Can “neo-engagement” provide a path forward?

May 21, 2021

China and the US: Who Has More Influence in Vietnam?

By Mengzhen Xia and Dingding Chen
According to the latest Asian Barometer Survey, China has more influence – but a less positive image – in Vietnam compared to United States.
May 05, 2021

3 Reasons Why the US Doesn’t Have a Coherent China Strategy

By Bu Le and Dingding Chen
The United States’ China policy will continue to zig and zag in the future.

May 04, 2021

Can China-US Relations Improve During the Biden Administration?

By Ge Jianhao and Dingding Chen
So far, there have been no major changes in Biden’s China policy, but there’s still hope for a stabilized relationship.

April 15, 2021

Should the West Fear China’s Increasing Role in Technical Standard Setting?

By Xirui Li and Dingding Chen
As a newcomer to the process, China will surely bring changes. But fears about China's role are often overblown.

April 12, 2021

Singapore PM Succession Setback

By Li Xirui and Dingding Chen
What are the consequences of Heng Swee Keat's decision to step aside as 4G leader-in-waiting?

March 15, 2021

Can Biden’s Pax Americana Vision Succeed?

By Hu Junyang and Dingding Chen
A coherent Asia strategy will be key to Biden’s pledge to rebuild U.S. global influence.
February 20, 2021

Is China’s COVID-19 Diplomacy Working in Southeast Asia?

By Dingding Chen
A recent poll suggests a mixed picture for China.

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