Feb 04, 2015
China's rig HYSY 981 can be considered part of China’s Maritime Silk Road strategy – an attempt to strengthen relationships with ASEAN nations through economic opportunity. But as HYSY 981’s deployment drew controversy in the past, it should instead focus on resource development in less controversial waters for the time being.
Ben Reynolds, Writer and Foreign Policy Analyst in New York
Jan 22, 2015
Strained relations between the Uyghur community in Xinjiang and the Chinese government have led to increasing instability, which hinders China’s larger goals to increase trade with Central Asia and the Middle East. China's New Silk Road strategy may provide an opportunity for the CCP and Uyghur leaders to strike an uneasy bargain, albeit one that can halt the cycle of repression and retaliatory violence.
Yu Yongding, Former President, China Society of World Economics
Jan 06, 2015
Over the past two decades, China’s growth paradigm characterized by investment and driven by exports has run out of steam. A major feature of China’s current economy is overcapacity, especially in the real estate sector. An increase in domestic consumption and infrastructure investment will help continue growth, but the biggest challenge facing China in 2015 is the high corporate debt ratio.
Nov 18, 2014
Last week’s APEC summit in Beijing served as a major coming-out party for President Xi Jinping’s “one belt, one road” plan: the Silk Road Economic Belt and
David Shambaugh, Gaston Sigur Professor of Asian Studies and Director of the China Policy Program, George Washington University
Nov 14, 2014
The November 11 bilateral summit between Presidents Xi Jinping and Barack Obama in Beijing was a welcome step forward in Sino-American relations. While some tensions were evident behind the scenes and during the two leaders’ joint press conference, on balance the two sides accomplished a lot in one day of summitry.
Douglas Paal, Vice President, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Nov 14, 2014
After more than a year of increasingly scratchy relations between the United States and China, Presidents Barack Obama and Xi Jinping managed to strike a markedly improved tone and announce some accomplishments at the Asia Pacific Economic Forum (APEC), writes Douglas Paal.
Zhai Kun, Professor at School of International Studies; Deputy Director of Institute of Area Studies, Peking University
Nov 12, 2014
China’s “One Belt, One Road” strategy is Xi’s new scheme to effectively interconnect the trade routes between China and the rest of the world. The United States need not consider it a hegemonic challenge, but rather work to collaborate in the region’s common development.
Nov 06, 2014
In 2013, Chinese President Xi Jinping unveiled plans for two massive trade and infrastructure networks connecting East Asia with Europe: the New Silk Road (also
Michal Meidan, Director, China Matters
Oct 09, 2014
Reflecting on the recent joint naval exercises between Iran and China, Michal Meidan explores how the strategic relationship between the two nations involves more than just oil and discusses how US-led sanctions against Iran continue to complicate geopolitics.
Shao Yuqun, Director, Center for American Studies, SIIS
Feb 24, 2014
Shao analyzes the US’ “New Silk Road Initiative” and China’s “Silk Road Economic Belt,”and concludes that though having differences, they go in the same direction: acceleration of regional economic cooperation.