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Trump’s China ‘decoupling’ and coronavirus: why 2020 upheaval won’t kill globalisation

Niccolò Pisani, International Institute for Management Development (IMD) The sudden stop of the global economy in 2020 has brought to everyone’s attention the interconnectedness of supply chains across countries and continents. Add to this the mounting tensions between the US and China, with President Trump now pushing for a decoupling from the Chinese economy as…

Trends and Contradictions in China’s Renewable Energy Policy

China is the world’s leader in wind and solar power but a wave of coal power plant approvals and fewer public mentions of urban air pollution and climate change have raised questions about the future of China’s renewable power sector. The following article by Columbia – SIPA examines China’s recent energy policy announcements and their…

Forget TikTok. China’s Powerhouse App Is WeChat, and Its Power Is Sweeping.

A vital connection for the Chinese diaspora, the app has also become a global conduit of Chinese state propaganda, surveillance and intimidation. The United States has proposed banning it. Originally published in New York Times – Written By Paul Mozur Just after the 2016 presidential election in the United States, Joanne Li realized the app that…

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COVID-19 and China’s information diplomacy in Southeast Asia

Audrye Wong – Brookings Considerable attention has focused on China’s information campaigns designed to shape global narratives through a variety of channels. But this article by Audrye Wong highlights how China’s choice of tactics has varied across regions and countries. In Southeast Asia, Beijing has focused on striking a cooperative tone and highlighting China’s positive…

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…