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Jin Kai

Jin Kai

Jin Kai is a non-resident scholar at Sigur Center for Asian Studies, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University.

Jin Kai is a non-resident scholar at Sigur Center for Asian Studies, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University.

Jin Kai received his Ph.D. in International Relations from the Graduate School of International Studies (GSIS), Yonsei University, South Korea. He is also a Research Fellow at Yonsei Institute for Sinology, Yonsei University, South Korea. He was an international communications and public relations officer for the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Center of Education for International Understanding.

Posts by Jin Kai
January 03, 2024

Making China-US Ties More Resilient 

By Jin Kai
Rather than wait and see what “life after Xi” looks like, it is more urgent, practical, and constructive to make Washington’s relationship with Beijing resilient (once again).

May 30, 2023

Can the US Forge a New ‘Washington Consensus’?

By Jin Kai
Increasingly alarmed by China’s rise, Washington is trying to backtrack on decades of economic principles to rebrand China as an enemy.
October 28, 2022

The Trouble With South Korea’s THAAD Upgrade

By Jin Kai
The U.S. has found a perfect wedge to divide Seoul and Beijing.

April 27, 2022

‘Empathy Diplomacy’: A New Key to Unlocking East Asia’s Geopolitical Quagmire?

By Jin Kai
The long-term solution to tensions in East Asia is for the neighboring countries to start taking each other’s security concerns more seriously.

January 19, 2022

Will South Korea Join the US Effort to Insulate Supply Chains From China?

By Jin Kai
Pressure from Washington to align with the U.S. decoupling effort is growing, but it's a tall order for South Korea.

November 18, 2021

USS Connecticut’s Collision Proves the Need for China-US Crisis Management

By Jin Kai and Cheng Jing
The incident highlights several potential crisis points, from militarization in the South China Sea to lack of transparent communication.
August 04, 2021

The Biden Administration’s China Sanctions Dilemma

By Jin Kai
Washington keeps adding new sanctions on China, despite a distinct lack of results.

June 08, 2021

How Trump Fueled Anti-Asian Violence in America

By Jin Kai
Trump’s encouragement of white supremacy and his strident anti-China rhetoric proved a toxic combination for Asian Americans.

April 28, 2021

Why Isn’t South Korea Buying Chinese Vaccines?

By Jin Kai
Like many Asian countries, Seoul is having troubling sourcing vaccines. But unlike its neighbors, South Korea has so far refused to turn to a ready supplier: China.

November 30, 2020

After a Humbling Election Experience, Will the US Change Its Tune on China?

By Jin Kai
The 2020 U.S. election undermines Washington’s bid to act as a beacon for the world.

November 10, 2020

Why International Sanctions on Hong Kong May Not Work as Expected

By Jin Kai
The moves announced so far are mostly symbolic – and far from enough to change Beijing’s calculus.
September 15, 2020

How Identity Politics Overshadowed Hong Kong

By Jin Kai
An interview with Wong Tsz Yuen, senior reporter at Phoenix TV, on the past, present, and future of Hong Kong through the lens of “identity politics.”

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