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Russia Loosens Its Belt

By Ankur Shah. This article was originally published in Foreign Policy. Russia’s foreign minister bowed out of China’s high-level Belt and Road meeting. Is Moscow finally signalling its discontent over the initiative? This article by Ankur Shah who previously wrote an article for the Institute explores China’s response to Russia’s ambivalence to its Belt &…

Let’s end the COVID-19 blame game: Reconsidering China’s role in the pandemic

Jamie Horsley – Brookings Institution According to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, “today we’re all still wearing masks and watching the pandemic’s body count rise because the CCP [Chinese Communist Party] failed in its promises to the world.” This was the most prominent recent example of the Trump administration blaming China, particularly the Chinese Communist Party, for…

Avoiding a new Cold War between the US and China

Jeffrey A. Bader – Brookings Institution With the November presidential election looming, many China watchers are focused on what the outcome could mean for relations between Washington and Beijing. That question is no doubt a crucial one. At the same time, many trends in that all-important relationship are of course longer-term than one presidential administration.…

Nepal is walking a tightrope between India and China

India-China tensions are complicating a simmering political crisis inKathmandu. Amid a raging pandemic, a looming global economic crisis and devastating floods and landslides, Nepal has been in political and diplomatic turmoil over its disputed border with its much larger neighbour, India. This article first published in Al Jazeera explains how the dispute has deepened strains…

GLOBAL CHINA: REGIONAL INFLUENCE AND STRATEGY

In just a few decades, China has established itself as a global actor with interests spanning the globe and the capacity to act on them. The Brookings Foreign Policy project “Global China: Assessing China’s Growing Role in the World” explores China’s efforts to expand its influence across different geographic regions, as well as implications of…

After the Golden Age: Resetting UK-China Engagement

In line with the theme of one of our recent webinars, a new British Foreign Policy Group report, by Sophia Gaston and Professor Rana Mitter OBE, calls for a fundamental reset in the UK’s relations with China and sets out a conceptual framework for the British Government to develop a UK-China Engagement Strategy. The report…

Trying to loosen the linchpin: China’s approach to South Korea

Trying to loosen the linchpin: China’s approach to South Korea

This Brookings Institution report by Jung H Pak explains China’s approach to South Korea. The report’s executive summary is provided below and the full report is provided at the link below. China sees South Korea as a critical part of its effort to establish its preeminence in Northeast Asia. South Korea’s status in the U.S.…

Europe changes its mind on China

This Brookings Institution report assesses Europe’s position towards China. The following excerpt is from the executive summary: “Over the past few years, the European Union and a handful of other European countries have reluctantly moved away from a China policy organized around economic engagement toward a policy of limiting China’s influence in Europe for strategic…