Master's Candidate, University of Oxford
Jun 08 , 2018
With the drastic changes to the Chinese Constitution, international observers have fixated on President Xi Jinping’s consolidation of power. But this intensive focus leads many people to forget other bodies that execute Chinese power, such as local governments, who may be more crucial to the equation than many think.
May 15 , 2018
Contemporary discourse around climate change, energy consumption and geopolitics typically depicts China either as a 21st century redeemer or as an inevitable tragedy. Both of these narratives tend towards the extreme.
Jan 30 , 2018
Myanmar is vital to President Xi’s “One Belt One Road” project, but China-Myanmar relations have had a cooling off period since 2011, when Myanmar began the democratic reform process. By capitalizing on its strong historical relationship with all sides of Myanmese power, China may be able to carve out a niche and pursue its own interests in the process.
Nov 16 , 2017
Cultural exchange and Mandarin study do not provide clear-cut answers to the serious policy challenges China and the U.S. face, but my experience studying Mandarin has instilled an abiding sense of curiosity and a commitment to understanding and respect – and that’s a start.