China Politics

Hong Kong Protests: Echoes of Tiananmen Square

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Hong Kong’s quest for identity recognition, transparency, good governance, and rule-of-law is starting to resemble one of the darkest moments in China’s modern history.

Ghosts of Occupy Haunt the Hong Kong Authorities

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In an echo of 2014, protesters marching en masse in Hong Kong. And this time they might actually achieve their goal.

Huawei’s ‘Teachable Moment’ on Public Diplomacy

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The Chinese telecom’s public diplomacy blitz in the United States has room for improvement.

Backgrounder: A Brief History of China’s United Front

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Xi Jinping has dusted off an old ‘magic weapon’ to wage political warfare at home and abroad. Here’s a brief history of the global influencing operation that surprisingly few have heard of.

US-China Trade Deal (March 9, 2019)

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Zac and Nick discuss whether the rumored terms of the US-China trade deal are a win for the Trump administration.

How Low Can the Renminbi Go?

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What’s behind the recent devaluation of the renminbi, and what’s its floor?

Twin Traps Imperil China’s Trajectory in the Decade Ahead

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Avoiding the Thucydides Trap and the middle-income trap will require compromise, domestic stability, and constructive relations with the US.

Trump Expands His Trade War to China

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The opening volleys have been fired in the long awaited US-China trade war.

Emperor Xi Ascends to the Throne in China

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For better or worse, the elimination of presidential term limits will be looked back on as a turning point in modern Chinese history.

What to Expect from China’s Fifth Plenum

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How will the Fifth Plenum respond to the growing list of economic and military challenges facing China?

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