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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…

COVID calls into question China’s reliability as a leading global power

China remains determined to exert a growing influence on the global stage. This article, originally published in The Scotsman, was written by Marco Vicenzino, a member of the Institute’s International Advisory Council The outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, emanating from China, ushered in the start of a new historical era that triggered a global economic…

The China “Constrainment” Doctrine

This article was originally published in Project Syndicate and the author is CHRIS PATTEN Liberal democracies must defend their belief in a global order based on credible international agreements and the rule of law. So, although democratic governments should be prepared to offer China incentives for good behavior, they must be prepared to deter bad…

The Coronavirus Could Reshape Global Order

China Is Maneuvering for International Leadership as the United States Falters By Kurt M. Campbell and Rush Doshi This article was originally published in Foreign Affairs. With hundreds of millions of people now isolating themselves around the world, the novel coronavirus pandemic has become a truly global event. And while its geopolitical implications should be considered…

How Xi Jinping is Ruining China’s Dream of a Century of Dominance

Xi Jinping’s ascend to power in 2013 meant there was no doubt that this century would be China’s century – an economic heavyweight on a historically unparalleled upward trajectory. But all of this has changed now, and almost all of it can be traced back to Xi himself. Xi Jinping’s government holds a great deal…

CHINA IN CENTRAL ASIA: IS CHINA WINNING THE “NEW GREAT GAME”?

China now touches virtually every region in the world. In the latest installment of the Brookings Institute Global China project, its experts examine the effects of Beijing’s increasing involvement in Central Asia. This paper takes issue with the U.S. narrative that Chinese activities in Central Asia are, on balance, damaging to the interests of those…