Written by Tim Reilly and Kun-Chin Lin. One of the most important questions regarding UK-China relations in the context of Brexit has been the UK’s relative value for China’s realigning strategies toward the EU and US. Having been China’s most consistent supporter in the EU in recent years, […]
Written by Timothy Rich China is frequently viewed through a myopic lens when it comes to North Korea. It is technically committed to the country’s defence under the 1961 Sino-North Korean Mutual Aid and Cooperation Friendship Treaty and is a lifeline to the Hermit Kingdom that undermines efforts […]
Written by Flynt L. Leverett and Robert Sprinkle. Chinese President Xi Jinping’s appearance at last week’s World Economic Forum shows global leadership is shifting, not drifting, toward Beijing. The most vigorous defense of globalization and multilateral cooperation was mounted not by an American statesman, but by the president of […]
By Xiaohua Yu. Given the sheer size of its population, China’s government naturally places food security as a priority in its domestic policy agenda. A small shortage in China’s food supply could result in huge price spikes in turn causing significant social unrest.
Written by Ho-fung Hung. Since Trump’s surprise election win, many have speculated whether he will fulfill his campaign promise to stop US companies’ outsourcing to China by raising tariffs against Chinese-made goods and penalizing US companies that have shifted their operation to China. If this becomes reality, it will […]
Written by Bryan Mercurio. China is evolving into a real trade power. Accounting for only 3 percent of world exports prior to joining the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 2001, Chinese exports doubled to 6 percent following accession and grew to a remarkable 14 percent fifteen years later. […]