Don't Worry, China Will Keep Growing
Feb 03, 2016
There are many good investment opportunities during the present economic slowdown, and that is the major difference between China and the developed countries. Even if external conditions do not improve and export growth is weak, China's economy may still grow at 6.5 percent by relying on domestic investment and consumption growth, thus contributing around 30 percent of global growth annually.
China’s Middle East Opportunity
Feb 03, 2016
Since President Xi Jinping took office in 2013, China has been pursuing its own version of strategic rebalancing in foreign policy. China aims to re-position itself as “a state in the middle”, acting as a bridge among the developed and developing countries and maximizing the strategic space. If Chinese diplomacy and Beijing’s “connectivity” can ease the crisis in the Middle East, the achievement would affirm the nation’s rise to great-power status.
Beijing and Washington Balance Goals Regarding Korean Nuclear Program
Feb 02, 2016
PRC policy makers have found themselves cross-pressured: They would prefer that Pyongyang refrain from provocative actions like nuclear weapons testing, yet are unwilling to impose the substantial pressure on the DPRK desired by the United State for fear that its regime would collapse and China would suffer economic and security costs.
Foreign Policy
“Iron Friendship” in the Indian Ocean
Feb 10, 2016
China now provides half of Pakistan’s military hardware and has demonstrated willingness to transfer technology to Pakistan. As geo-political alignments are changing, the mutuality of interests is drawing China and Pakistan closer.
Political & Social Development
China’s Sovereignty Is Fundamental to Taiwan Issue
Feb 08, 2016
To maintain the peaceful development of cross-Strait relations that Beijing and Taipei have enjoyed for the past seven years, which have benefitted both sides, the winners of the Taiwan election must abandon any ambition for Taiwan independence and recognize the 1992 Consensus and its one-China principle.
Foreign Policy
China Has No Desire for World Leadership
Jan 29, 2016
With no real threat to America’s position in the world, Beijing and Washington need to intensify their efforts to build trust and promote understanding. The best way to achieve that is to expand exchanges at all levels of society, a process that has been a triumph of diplomacy ever since a famous ping-pong game made headlines in 1970.
Foreign Policy
China Flexes Its Naval Muscles to Project Power Far Beyond Its Shores
Feb 05, 2016
President Xi Jinping’s latest trip to Iran, Saudi Arabia and Egypt point to the broader Chinese ambitions in the Middle East, a region where political turmoil and Russia’s military intervention in Syria are already altering the delicate balance of power. Only sustained pressure can persuade Beijing that its future lies in cooperation and not confrontation.
Foreign Policy
Chinese Way vs. U.S. Way: North Korea Issue and Its Prospect
Feb 02, 2016
There are voices inside China as well as the US that urge Beijing to punish North Korea’s “bad behavior” more harshly. But China and the US interpret the very end and means of the situation differently, In China’s mind, the situation is more a US responsibility rather than China’s, and use of coercion as the dominant tool has been proved ineffective.
Foreign Policy
Obama’s SOTU Address: A Sputnik Moment for China-U.S. Relations?
Jan 26, 2016
President Barack Obama’s last State of the Union speech sought to cement his personal achievements by stressing his contribution to the recovery of the United States post-2008, and the U.S. position of excellence compared to China.
Peace & Security
What Does the Year 2016 Hold for China-U.S. Relations in Cyberspace?
Jan 28, 2016
Sino-U.S. relations in cyberspace in 2016 will be defined by three key policies: attribution, sanctions, and norms. Franz-Stefan Gady discusses what each policy could look like, and also the reviews the cyber diplomacy between the two countries in 2015.
Finance & Economy
China’s Bumpy New Normal
Jan 29, 2016
Too often the debate about China’s economy has been dominated by naive proposals for supply-side reform – accompanied by criticism of the demand-side measures adopted after the 2008 global financial crisis. Those measures were far from perfect; they had to be formulated on the fly, in the context of an unexpected emergency. But they were far better than nothing.