EU membership is the all-defining political and economic reality for Central Europe. China is a curiosity.
The internationalization of China, and of its companies in particular, is one of the most important phenomena of the beginning of the twenty-first century.
The rise in Chinese investment in the European energy sector has underscored the need for a clear and thoughtful transatlantic approach to safeguarding core strategic assets.
Party leaders have been aware that the Chinese people increasingly demand not only economic prosperity but also social gains. It remains a question whether they will successfully meet these demands while doubling down on Leninist political principles.
While a more liberal China may be more desirable, liberalization could hurt rather than help China’s battle against debt.
Chinese President Xi Jinping offered a sweeping and ambitious vision at the 19th Party Congress for not just China but all of the world that could have far-reaching impacts on global governance, trade, and security.
China’s growth miracle has already run out of steam. It is only by allowing debt to surge that the country is able to meet its GDP targets.
While North Korea was at the top of the list of issues to discuss during President Donald Trump’s first official visit to China, it remains to be seen how much substantive progress was made on deescalating tensions on the Korean peninsula.
Trump’s first state visit to China presents an opportunity for the two countries’ leaders to build on their working relationship and tackle looming issues in the bilateral relationship like trade and security.
The risk of an inadvertent nuclear war is rising because of the entanglement of non-nuclear weapons with nuclear weapons and their command-and-control capabilities.