Onassis Visiting Scholar, Tsinghua University
Mar 29 , 2019
Germany will be at the strategic forefront as Europe’s economy and political weight continue to grow. Yet any decision made in Berlin about the future of the union will loudly reverberate in Washington and Beijing.
Dec 11 , 2018
A New Cold War between China and the United States will be profoundly more catastrophic than the US-Soviet Cold War of the last century. Unless we have a planet to spare there is no justification for it. Intelligent idealism is needed to avert it.
Aug 09 , 2018
The strategic perception that U.S. trade measures against China could provoke a Chinese debt crisis and thus coerce the CPC into early commercial capitulation is based on a grave miscalculation of Chinese economic fundamentals. This misjudgment could escalate and prolong an otherwise limited trade war with disastrous consequences for China-U.S. relations and the global economic order.
Jun 21 , 2018
America’s surprisingly healthy demographics and abundance in guns and butter cannot sustain its global preeminence if virulent politics of resentment undo its constitutional order. Competition between China and the United States will ultimately be shaped by a clash for domestic political excellence.
May 09 , 2018
While the transatlantic partnership remains a priority for Europe, this should not make the EU strategically biased against China. It should urge Europe to become a more autonomous strategic actor and to negotiate its global interests from a principled position of consolidated strength.
Mar 14 , 2018
Are trade wars easy to win and is Trump both willing and capable of escalating the conflict with Beijing to an all-out trade war, hoping that China will sooner or later capitulate?
Dec 27 , 2017
Despite, Trump’s claims, China is not a revisionist power. Diplomats on both sides should work hard to ensure Trump’s assertion will not become a self-fulfilling prophecy.
Nov 16 , 2017
Yan Xuetong, the father of the “Tsinghua School of Thought,” explains how Politics has defined China’s historical trajectory.
May 04 , 2017
As the new U.S. administration has undercut its commitments to multilateral institutions and challenged free trade orthodoxy, China has upgraded its image as a pillar of globalization and doubled down on its Belt and Road Initiative. Amid the ongoing uncertainty for the future of globalization, it is thus possible to understand China’s BRI as part of a formative “Silk Road system,” an emerging economic substructure – “Sino-centric” yet symbiotic to the U.S.-shaped Bretton Woods.
Apr 03 , 2017
Could Trump like Richard Nixon “echo like thunder” by unilaterally announcing a high tariff regime to balance U.S. trade deficit and break the WTO system? While some of Trump’s advisors would wave their heads affirmatively, the institutional and commercial leverage of the U.S today is much inferior from Nixon’s America that bended Europeans to follow her unilateral demands.