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China’s Crisis of Overconfidence
December 18, 2018
China’s Crisis of Overconfidence
A culture of inflated praise rapidly becomes corrosive, as China knows only too well from its own history.
China’s Crisis of Overconfidence
India, China Resume Annual 'Hand-in-Hand' Military Exercise After One-Year Gap
December 11, 2018
India, China Resume Annual 'Hand-in-Hand' Military Exercise After One-Year Gap
The exercise was suspended in 2017 amid strained bilateral ties after the Doklam standoff.
India, China Resume Annual 'Hand-in-Hand' Military Exercise After One-Year Gap
Political Culture and the Chinese Communist Party's Modern Authoritarianism
December 01, 2018
Political Culture and the Chinese Communist Party's Modern Authoritarianism
The roots of a dystopian future have already been laid in China.
Political Culture and the Chinese Communist Party's Modern Authoritarianism
The G20 Summit: Highlighting China’s Headache
December 01, 2018
The G20 Summit: Highlighting China’s Headache
Xi has a choice: stand tough and risk economic disaster, or compromise and risk looking weak at home.
The G20 Summit: Highlighting China’s Headache
China-Philippines Relations: Can the 'Rainbow' Last?
November 22, 2018
China-Philippines Relations: Can the 'Rainbow' Last?
Xi's visit was a feel-good exercise, spotlighting cooperation on the Belt and Road and even the South China Sea.
China-Philippines Relations: Can the 'Rainbow' Last?
Xi Jinping Capitalizes on ‘Rainbow After the Rain’ in the Philippines
November 21, 2018
Xi Jinping Capitalizes on ‘Rainbow After the Rain’ in the Philippines
Despite warning signs, both Manila and Beijing were determined to celebrate Xi's visit.
Xi Jinping Capitalizes on ‘Rainbow After the Rain’ in the Philippines
Why the US and China Can’t Get to Yes (Even When They Could)
November 20, 2018
Why the US and China Can’t Get to Yes (Even When They Could)
A difference in diplomatic styles between the United States and China has mattered a great deal.
Why the US and China Can’t Get to Yes (Even When They Could)
US-China Cooperation: The Shadow of Legitimacy
November 17, 2018
US-China Cooperation: The Shadow of Legitimacy
Washington’s refusal to accept the Chinese one-party state’s legitimacy represents a fundamental roadblock for future cooperation.
US-China Cooperation: The Shadow of Legitimacy
Vietnam's Communist Chief Is No Xi Jinping
November 16, 2018
Vietnam's Communist Chief Is No Xi Jinping
Misguided comparisons rest on a fundamental misunderstanding of the capabilities and limits of the Vietnamese Communist Party chief.
Vietnam's Communist Chief Is No Xi Jinping
Chinese Nationalism: The Dog That Barks in the Night
November 16, 2018
Chinese Nationalism: The Dog That Barks in the Night
Chinese nationalism is often talked about as dangerous. But what, exactly, is the threat?
Chinese Nationalism: The Dog That Barks in the Night
Why Didn’t China Honor Its World War I Dead?
November 15, 2018
Why Didn’t China Honor Its World War I Dead?
Skipping the Armistice Day ceremonies in Paris was a missed opportunity for Xi Jinping.
Why Didn’t China Honor Its World War I Dead?
For China, How Much Will the Outcome of the US Mid-Term Elections Matter?
November 10, 2018
For China, How Much Will the Outcome of the US Mid-Term Elections Matter?
There may be brief respite for Beijing, but long-term competition isn't going anywhere.
For China, How Much Will the Outcome of the US Mid-Term Elections Matter?
Is a Thaw Coming in US-China Relations?
November 07, 2018
Is a Thaw Coming in US-China Relations?
There are hopeful signs on several fronts, from trade issues to security ties.
Is a Thaw Coming in US-China Relations?
China Opens First Import Expo With Veiled Warning to Trump
November 06, 2018
China Opens First Import Expo With Veiled Warning to Trump
Globalization cannot be stopped by anyone, Xi warned as he welcomed other countries to boost exports to China.
China Opens First Import Expo With Veiled Warning to Trump
The Common Goal of Donald Trump and Xi Jinping: ‘Drain The Swamp’
November 01, 2018
The Common Goal of Donald Trump and Xi Jinping: ‘Drain The Swamp’
Could an anti-corruption mission provide the common ground Trump and Xi need to break the trade deadlock?
The Common Goal of Donald Trump and Xi Jinping: ‘Drain The Swamp’
Does China Still Want to Be a Global Environmental Leader?
October 27, 2018
Does China Still Want to Be a Global Environmental Leader?
Amid tensions with the United States, there are dark clouds ahead of China’s climate agenda.
Does China Still Want to Be a Global Environmental Leader?
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