Joseph S. Nye Professor, Harvard University
Jan 05 , 2018
China has invested billions of dollars to increase its soft power, but it has recently suffered a backlash in democratic countries. A new report by the National Endowment for Democracy argues that we need to re-think soft power, because “the conceptual vocabulary that has been used since the Cold War’s end no longer seems adequate to the contemporary situation.”
Shazeda Ahmed Ph.D. student, University of California
Dec 20 , 2017
This buzz surrounding this year’s World Internet Conference (WIC) has been about the first-time attendance of Apple’s and Google’s CEOs, distracting critics from an equally interesting issue: what do countries that send both tech industry and government representatives gain in the long term from participating in these meetings?
Wang Jisi President, Institute of International and Strategic Studies, Peking University
Zhao Jianwei Research Assistant, Peking University
Dec 15 , 2017
China should start building a community with a shared future for mankind from the Asia Pacific.
Doug Bandow Senior Fellow, Cato Institute
Dec 14 , 2017
Beijing has the power to do most anything that it wants not only in the mainland but also Hong Kong (and Macau). However, prudence counsels for less rather than more.
Zhong Wei Professor, Beijing Normal University
Dec 14 , 2017
This is what China’s developmental path for the next 30 years will look like.
Shaun Tan Writer
Dec 13 , 2017
Few outside China know much about the Chinese canon, a canon that is as rich and valuable as its Western counterpart, that has been revered and reviled at different points in Chinese history, and which may be the key to consolidating the Chinese Communist Party’s authority – or destroying it.
Tom Watkins Advisor, Michigan-China Innovation Center
Dec 12 , 2017
The future and history of the world is being shaped increasingly by China and America. Going forward, all major global issues will intersect at the corner of Washington D.C. and Beijing. How our current leaders and future generations manage this relationship will not only impact the people of China and America; but all of humanity. As 2017 comes to an end and a new year begins, we will see how the Chinese leaders and millennials are poised to re-shape their — and our — world.
Fu Ying Vice Chair, NPC Foreign Affairs Committee
Dec 11 , 2017
In China, it’s widely believed that the most important driving force for economic growth in the first quarter of century after the Cold War has been economic globalization. The world economy has expanded more than three times, lifting many people out of poverty.
Dec 11 , 2017
On Sunday, China's fourth annual World Internet Conference commenced in scenic Wuzhen. The annual gathering is organized by the Cyberspace Administration of China to discuss internet policies and is primarily used as a platform to promote the internet under President Xi's notion of cyber sovereignty.
Pranab Bardhan Professor, University of California, Berkeley
Dec 06 , 2017
It seems that China’s leaders have now forsaken Deng Xiaoping’s advice to tao guang yang hui (“keep a low profile”). In declaring a “new era” for China during October’s 19th National Congress in Beijing, President Xi Jinping presented the Chinese system of governance as a model for other countries to emulate.