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Is Engaging With China Still Useful?

Paul J. Smith, The National Interest – 23 February 2021 Both China and the U.S. are at a critical stage in their relationship as a balancing of power causes tensions. This article by Paul J. Smith on The National Interest asks whether or not engagement with China is still useful and what kind of engagement…

A Roadmap for U.S.-Europe Cooperation on China

Paul Gewirtz, Ryan Hass, Susan Thornton, Robert Williams, Craig Allen, David Dollar, Yale Law School, Paul Tsai China Center – 16 February 2021 A previous article we mentioned this week in South China Morning Post explained the backlash in the European Parliament over the EU-China investment deal due to concerns over ignoring the Biden administration’s…

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.

Is it the end of ‘Made in China’?

Corporate Q&A, Mike Tolentino – Week in China This article was originally published in Week in China. Sideshow Collectibles is a specialty manufacturer of collectible figures and statues, making goods based on characters from Marvel, Star Wars, DC Comics, Disney and others. Mike Tolentino oversees production, working with Chinese factories to assess whether their capabilities meet Sideshow’s standards. Here he…

Beijing Believes Trump Is Accelerating American Decline

Public intelligence assessments of China’s 2020 election preferences only tell half the story. This article by Rush Doshi, the director of the Brookings China Strategy Initiative, was first published by Foreign Policy. In August, the U.S. Office of the Director of National Intelligence claimed publicly that China “prefers that President Trump – whom Beijing sees as unpredictable…

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…