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September 21, 2016 What Should the U.S. Presidential Candidates Be Saying on China?
Winston Lord, Orville Schell & more
Barely eight weeks before the United States presidential election, Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and her Republican rival Donald Trump have said surprisingly little about how they plan to address China—in areas ranging from the global economy and...
Sep 26 2016 - 11:29am
September 13, 2016 Can China’s Best Newspaper Survive?
Isaac Stone Fish, David Schlesinger & more
In December 2015, Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba bought the Hong Kong media group of the South China Morning Post (SCMP), the leading English-language newspaper in the former British colony, where freedom of the press has resisted control by the...
Sep 16 2016 - 7:13pm
September 7, 2016 The Hong Kong Election: What Message Does it Send Beijing?
David Schlesinger, Melissa Chan & more
On September 4, Hong Kong elected a batch of its youngest and most pro-democratic lawmakers yet. Six new legislators, all under 40, won on platforms that called for Hong Kongers to decide their own fate. The youngest is 23-year-old Nathan Law, a veteran...
Sep 9 2016 - 1:49pm
September 1, 2016 What Can We Expect from China at the G20?
Sophie Richardson, Joanna Lewis & more
On September 4-5, heads of the world’s major economies will meet in the southeastern city of Hangzhou for the G20 summit. The meeting represents “the most significant gathering of world leaders in China’s history,” according to The New York Times....
Sep 4 2016 - 8:59pm
August 25, 2016 Could China Now Defeat the United States in a Battle Over the South China Sea or Taiwan?
Joel Wuthnow, Phillip C. Saunders & more
Chinese Communist Party Secretary Xi Jinping kicked off the latest round of People’s Liberation Army (PLA) reforms at a September 3, 2015 military parade. Aside from reducing the PLA’s size by 300,000 personnel, the reforms eliminated the corruption-...
Aug 31 2016 - 2:16pm
August 18, 2016 What Would China Look Like Today Had Zhao Ziyang Survived?
Julian B. Gewirtz, David Shambaugh & more
In late July, the Chinese University Press in Hong Kong released a trove of previously unpublished documents about Zhao Ziyang, the bold reformer who served as China’s premier (1980-1987) and Communist Party general secretary (1987-1989). Containing...
Aug 30 2016 - 3:10pm
August 10, 2016 Is Big Data Increasing Beijing’s Capacity for Control?
Mirjam Meissner, Rogier Creemers & more
China’s authoritarian government is using big data to develop credit scoring systems, and is urging data-sharing between companies and governments, putting ordinary Chinese squarely in the digital spotlight. How should Chinese netizens and global...
Aug 12 2016 - 7:38pm
August 3, 2016 What Does Uber’s Retreat Say About the Ability of U.S. Internet Innovators to Succeed in China?
Kaiser Kuo, Angela Bao & more
In early August, news broke that Uber would sell its China business to Didi Chuxing, its largest rival on the Mainland. Uber is just the latest in a series of tech companies—including Google, Twitter, and Amazon, among others—that found the Middle...
Aug 3 2016 - 7:55pm
July 20, 2016 How Should the Republican Party Approach China Policy?
Peter Navarro, Patrick Chovanec & more
On Tuesday, delegates to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, chose Donald J. Trump as their nominee for President of the United States. We asked a range of contributors how the Republican Party should approach China policy. —The Editors
Jul 22 2016 - 4:49pm
July 12, 2016 China’s Claims in the South China Sea Rejected
Andrew S. Erickson, Peter Dutton & more
On Tuesday in the Hague, the Permanent Court of Arbitration rejected China’s claims that a scattering of rocks and reefs in the contested South China Sea qualify as Exclusive Economic Zones for China. The court found in favor of the Philippines’ lawsuit...
Jul 13 2016 - 2:19pm
July 8, 2016 Why Is There So Much Talk of China’s Bleeding Money?
Arthur R. Kroeber & Thilo Hanemann
China has seen its foreign reserves depleted for months, but economists don’t agree about why: Is it because Chinese people are buying offshore assets, such as real estate? Because Chinese companies are paying down their foreign debt? Or both? Or is it...
Jul 7 2016 - 5:21pm
June 30, 2016 Where Is China’s Internet Headed?
David Schlesinger, Jeremy Goldkorn & more
Lu Wei, the often combative Chinese official known as China’s “Internet Czar,” will step down, and is to be replaced by a former deputy of Chinese leader Xi Jinping. The personnel change comes after a period of mounting restrictions on China’s Internet....
Jul 1 2016 - 8:45pm
June 24, 2016 Is Europe Prepared to Deal with the China Challenge?
Mikko Huotari, Jan Gaspers & more
Chinese President Xi Jinping is on a grand tour of the western end of the “New Silk Road,” in visits to Serbia and Poland this week before he returns to Beijing via Uzbekistan, a more eastern outpost on China’s expanding 21st Century trade route. Xi was...
Jul 1 2016 - 8:35pm
June 13, 2016 A War of Words Over the South China Sea
Edward Friedman, Feng Zhang & more
Beginning earlier this year, four-star Admiral Harry Harris, the U.S. Navy’s top commander in the Pacific, has spoken out in speeches, interviews, private meetings, and testimony to Congress urging that the U.S. take more aggressive action against what...
Jun 22 2016 - 12:21pm
June 3, 2016 Should I Stay or Should I Go?
Yidi Wu, Ding Feng & more
It’s graduation time, and Chinese graduates from American colleges are now pondering what to do next: return to China or stay in the U.S. We reached out to recent graduates to ask about their decision-making process and how they view their prospects at...
Jun 7 2016 - 9:00am
May 24, 2016 How Much Debt Is Too Much in China?
Yukon Huang, Houze Song & more
In the first quarter of 2016, Chinese debt rose to 237 percent of GDP—a level comparable to that of the U.S. or the Eurozone and yet much larger than that of most developing economies, according to analysis by The Financial Times. Additionally, China’s...
May 27 2016 - 1:02pm
May 16, 2016 Escalation in the South China Sea
Julian G. Ku, M. Taylor Fravel & more
International tensions are rising over the shipping lanes and land formations in the South China Sea. Last week, the People’s Liberation Army Air Force scrambled fighter jets in response to a U.S. Navy ship sailing near the disputed Fiery Cross Reef....
May 17 2016 - 12:59pm
May 5, 2016 How Should Global Stakeholders Respond to China’s New NGO Management Law?
Sebastian Heilmann , Thomas Kellogg & more
Last week, China passed a new law that gives broad powers to China’s police in regulating and surveilling the activities of foreign NGOs in China. The law would require foreign groups including foundations, charities, advocacy organizations, and academic...
May 9 2016 - 10:42am
May 1, 2016 Xi Jinping’s New Military Position
Andrew J. Nathan & Tai Ming Cheung
Late last week, China’s news media were filled with images of President and Party General Secretary Xi Jinping touring the joint battle command center of the Central Military Commission, dressed for the occasion in combat fatigues. The occasion for the...
May 1 2016 - 8:04am
April 19, 2016 Fifty Years Later, How Is the Cultural Revolution Still Present in Life in China?
Guobin Yang, Federico Pachetti & more
Fifty years ago this May 16, Chinese Communist Party leader Mao Zedong launched the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution, a chaotic, terrifying, and often deadly decade-long campaign to “purify” C.C.P. ideology and reassert his political dominance....
Apr 22 2016 - 1:59pm