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Asean needs to stay neutral and united amid US-China tensions: Tommy Koh

Eileen Ng, The Straits Times – 26 May 2021 Tommy Koh, Singapore’s ‘ambassador-at-large’, said in a recent webinar that what makes Asean countries the coordinator of regional operations is their neutrality and efforts to unite in the face of China-U.S. tensions. Professor Koh stated “Our strategy is to be a friend of both the US…

Strengthen Asia to Weaken Beijing

Walter Russell Mead, Wall Street Journal – 10 May 2021 In this opinion article on the Wall Street Journal, Walter Russell Mead states that “as with Japan in the 1930’s, China is merely a country tempted to exploit a temporary window of opportunity to transform the region in a way it hopes could guarantee its…

Playing The China Card

Ryan Hass, Noema – 20 May 2021 In this article on Noema, Ryan Hass, author of Stronger: Adapting America’s China Strategy in an Age of Competitive Interdependence and guest speaker for our next event on the 7th June, discusses why the U.S. should undertake domestic renewal for its own interests rather than using competition with…

The Drawbacks of Biden’s ‘Competition With China’ Habit

Howard W. French, World Politics Review – 26 May 2021 In this article on World Politics Review, Howard W. French explains why the U.S.’ use of China as political steam and motivation behind many of its infrastructure investments is the wrong strategy, and why the U.S. should make renewed efforts to work with China closely…

Washington is playing a losing game with China

Chas W Freeman Jr, East Asia Forum – 9 May 2021 “To hold its own with China, the United States must renew its competitive capacity and build a demonstrably better governed, better educated, more egalitarian, more open, more innovative, healthier, and freer society”. In this article on East Asia Forum, the author explains why Washington’s…

An upbeat mood on Asia is registered at the Boao Forum despite Covid crisis

Duncan Bartlett, China Plus – 22 April 2021 Booming post-Covid Asian economies, vaccine alliances and U.S.-China relations, in this article on China Plus Duncan Bartlett analyses the key messages from the Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference 2021 which took place last week. Read the full article here.

Short of War – How to Keep U.S.-Chinese Confrontation From Ending in Calamity

Kevin Rudd, Foreign Affairs – March/April 2021 The U.S. has been the world superpower in a unipolar international system since the collapse of the Soviet Union, therefore it should serve as no surprise that the fast rise of China and their impending joint place at the top of the table unsettles Washington. Kevin Rudd writes…

US should make competition fair, not a game to contain China: Global Times editorial

Global Times – 24 February 2021 This article in Global Times publicises what they say are China’s ‘long-term cultural and institutional advantages’ and why the U.S. should aim for fair and justified competition with them, rather than the destructive and toxic actions to contain their inevitable rise. Read the full article here.

China to seize economic crown from US years early on COVID success

Iori Kawate, Nikkei Asia – 19 January 2021 China surpassing the U.S. as the world’s largest economy has, in the past decade, been considered as a matter of ‘when’ rather than ‘if’, however the disastrous economic effects of Covid-19 have accelerated this milestone further. Whilst other countries struggle on with the bleak outlook after Covid-19,…