Associate-in-Research, Harvard University
Apr 25 , 2019
Will This Be the Beginning of the End of Democracy?The University of Minnesota has had over one-hundred years of historic connection with China and nearly a ten
Jan 31 , 2019
When have walls ever worked? A look at history, from China’s Great Wall to America’s Founding Fathers, shows the futility of Trump’s effort to keep the world out.
Jan 31 , 2019
Whatever claims China has made to a “Peaceful Rise,” it is clear that “peaceful” is ringing somewhat hollow. China now seeks to create a new set of global norms, starting with ejecting the US from Asia.
Jun 07 , 2018
President Trump’s measures to help ZTE get back in business are based on flawed logic. They suggest that steel and aluminum is more crucial to America’s national security than semiconductor chips, which are extremely pervasive globally and used in modern warfare. This is absurd, Patrick Mendis and Joey Wang argue.
May 15 , 2018
The “informal summit” between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the end of April will likely be extremely consequential. The “Chindian reset” could well be a new beginning that allows the most dynamic region in the world to claim a “pacific” new Asian Century.
Apr 11 , 2018
The Lotus Tower in Sri Lanka is a hallmark of China’s geopolitical and geo-economic strategy associated with its Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), and is a symbol that manifests the long diplomatic engagement between China and Sri Lanka.
Mar 27 , 2018
There are several major factors driving the current intellectual property infringement debate in Sino-American trade relations that must be better understood: the cultural factors highlighted by the Chinese epigram that “to steal a book is an elegant offense” and the Made in China 2025 Initiative.
Feb 28 , 2018
Despite the tensions between the two nations in both economic and geopolitical arenas, Washington and Beijing have generally recognized the mutual benefits of trade. This form of “controlled tension” has in the past been able to navigate the contours of various trade disputes. All that changed in 2016.
Jan 12 , 2018
While many countries along the Belt and Road are in desperate need of large-scale infrastructure investment, they must wake up to the fact that what appears to be Chinese largesse must be subjected to much greater scrutiny.
Nov 06 , 2017
President Xi has initiated a third revolution in China by reviving Confucian governance.