Associate Professor, National Niigata University in Japan
Sep 23, 2019
The confrontational US attempt to strike China through technological decoupling can only reinforce the notion among Chinese that their country will have to rely on itself in the long term. Chancellor Merkel’s rhetoric was more constructive.
Aug 23, 2019
Many analyses of the most recent American tariffs discuss the impact on China or China-US relations. But none discuss the reverse: how will such tariffs impact the US? What will the result of this impact mean on the future of American global leadership?
Jul 22, 2019
As a country with long diplomatic experience with the US and a rare close relationship with the DPRK, China is uniquely suited to help the two countries come to the table and bridge their massive differences. As an “external think tank,” China can use its expertise to help break rigid perceptions on both sides and usher in a new era of productive diplomatic, and perhaps even economic, relations.
Jul 17, 2019
Though the G20 Osaka summit began in an environment of great uncertainty, the strides made during the global summit reinforced key dynamics for promoting cooperation among heterogenous countries. By centering the voices of developing economies, focusing on infrastructure development, expanding sustainable development goals, and promoting reform to the World Trade Organization, the summit has signaled support for future globalization based on mutual cooperation and multilateralism.
Jul 05, 2019
Many observers believe the US has already begun a new cold war via comprehensive containment of China. But in recent decades, US elites have debated back and forth on the positive or negative implications of Chinese power. Today’s tensions are serious, but not unprecedented.
May 16, 2019
The US-China trade war has distorted a clear-eyed view of how both par-ties arrived at the current confrontation. Rather than “hegemonic” policies being pursued by China, it is more accurate to say that both sides have delayed difficult structural reforms and are now paying the price.