Erin Murphy Founder and Principal, Inle Advisory Group
Jul 14 , 2017
Bilateral ties between Myanmar and China, at least at top governing levels, appear to be improving following souring diplomatic and economic ties during the previous Thein Sein administration. As China expands its investment footprint, it must heed the widespread wariness, and in some areas, strong anti-Chinese sentiment in Myanmar.
Richard Weitz Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute
Jul 07 , 2017
The Shanghai Cooperation Organization achieved a major boost in momentum at last month’s Astana summit, but realizing its potential will require consistent leadership and resources over the coming year from the Chinese presidency.
Sourabh Gupta Senior Fellow, Institute for China-America Studies
Jun 05 , 2017
Much as the relocation of East Asia’s labor-intensive industry to lower-wage China stirred a virtuous economic cycle that went much beyond mere capital accumulation, so also China-Africa production capacity cooperation and transfer can create a sum bigger than its parts. Far from being a new form of colonialism, as the critics have panned it, the transfer of industrial capacity and world-class infrastructure will reduce transaction costs in Africa. But success abroad must first begin at home.
Tom Watkins Advisor, Michigan-China Innovation Center
Jun 07 , 2017
China has pledged to connect Central Asia with Southeast Asia – reminiscent of the Silk Road – also connecting the Middle East and Africa with a massive infrastructure project set to surpass America’s Marshall Plan that rebuilt Europe after World War ll. Our leaders at the national, state and local level need to find ways to assure China's continued rise does not come at our demise.
Joseph S. Nye Professor, Harvard University
Jun 14 , 2017
While the BRI will provide China with geopolitical gains as well as costs, it is unlikely to be as much of a game changer in grand strategy. A more difficult question is whether the US can live up to its part.
Doug Bandow Senior Fellow, Cato Institute
Jun 15 , 2017
China has an increasing opportunity to share global leadership. Unless the U.S. recognizes U.S.-China relations as a positive-sum game, China may eventually surpass the U.S. economically through global leadership and innovation.
Yu Sui Professor, China Center for Contemporary World Studies
Jun 22 , 2017
On the evening of June 14, 2017, Foreign Minister Wang Yi attended upon invitation the reception of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Day held by SCO
Jun 23 , 2017
Trump told China's top diplomat that the U.S. is open to cooperating with China on projects related to the Belt and Road Initiative.
Nathan Gardels Editor-in-chief, THEWORLDPOST
Jul 04 , 2017
While China barrels ahead building a new Silk Road for the 21st century, abandoned zones in the West reach a dead end.
Brahma Chellaney Professor, Center for Policy Research
Jul 07 , 2017
Bhutan has protested that China is chipping away at its territory by building a strategic highway near the Tibet-India-Bhutan tri-junction in the Himalayas. Bhutan has security arrangements with India, and the construction has triggered a tense standoff between Chinese and Indian troops at the tri-junction while Chinese state media warns of the possibility of war.