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China’s Xi Champions Multilateralism at Davos, Again

AdvertisementIn his 25-minute speech at the World Economic Forum (WEF) on January 25, Chinese President Xi Jinping called on countries to uphold international rules and to remain “committed to openness and inclusiveness.” “The problems facing the world are intricate and complex. The way out of them is through upholding multilateralism and building ..

The Digital War: US-China Tech Competition in the Biden Era

AdvertisementTrans-Pacific View author Mercy Kuo regularly engages subject-matter experts, policy practitioners and strategic thinkers across the globe for their diverse insights into U.S. Asia policy. This conversation with Winston Ma – adjunct professor at NYU School of Law and Young Global Leader at the World Economic Forum (WEF) and author of n..

Bitcoin Mining and Blackouts Add to Anti-Chinese Sentiments in Iran

AdvertisementSome Iranians do not seem to be very keen on China and its nationals. There are a wide range of possible reasons, from the cheap and mostly low-quality Chinese products once imported to Iran and their devastating impact on the businesses of local Iranian producers to the Chinese fishing trawlers ruining the livelihoods of local fisherm..

2 Films Offer 2 Tales of Wuhan Lockdown Ahead of 1-Year Anniversary

AdvertisementTwo new films about Wuhan were released on January 22, the eve of the anniversary of the start of a 76-day lockdown in the central Chinese city where COVID-19 was first detected. How they were released and who their audiences are stand in stark contrast. The first, a state-backed film praising Wuhan’s sacrifices, is being screened thro..

The Trump Administration’s Final China Push

AdvertisementMuch has been made in recent weeks of the United States’ increasingly combative stance toward China. Beijing bristled as former Secretary of State Michael Pompeo and others introduced sanctions, removed official restrictions on exchanges with Taiwan, made public a strategic framework for the Indo-Pacific, and on the Trump administratio..

What’s Ahead for China’s Space Program in 2021?

Advertisement2021 promises to be an exciting year for China in space. On February 10, China’s independent Mars mission, the Tianwen 1, will attempt to enter Martian orbit. Once it succeeds in entering Martian orbit, Tianwen 1 will spend around two to three months surveying Mars for a suitable landing site. After landing, a rover will be released to..

China’s Ocean Policy Specialist to Miss Out on 20th Central Committee

AdvertisementLiu Cigui is perhaps the first high-profile casualty in China’s 2022 Party Congress race. He was effectively eliminated in December 2020 along with other Politburo potential Bayanqolu. Liu was promoted out of contention, being taken out of the Hainan party secretary position and “elevated” to central level as the vice chair of the Nati..

China’s Hypocrisy on America’s Democracy

AdvertisementOn January 6, hundreds of protesters who had been at a rally of tens of thousands with then-President Donald Trump violently broke into the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. Two died by violence, and three from medical emergencies. Since then, official Chinese media has been predictable in making false equivalencies between the U.S. inc..

The Global Reach of China’s Venture Capital

AdvertisementOver the past few months, the Chinese government has made critical efforts to quash its $12.9 trillion shadow banking system and slowly break up its most influential business conglomerates. Last Wednesday, the China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission made public a notice ensuring that companies would become regulated on a tria..

China Bids Farewell to Trump Administration’s ‘Lies and Madness’

AdvertisementLess than a day before the Trump administration left office, China’s Foreign Ministry offered a parting gift: slapping sanctions on 10 sitting or former Trump administration officials. A statement from the ministry said it was instituting sanctions on 28 people for “a series of crazy moves which have gravely interfered in China’s inter..

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