Carnegie China

Research and analysis on China’s foreign policy and role in the world.

    • Commentary

    China’s Reaction to the U.S. Pivot to Asia

    • Robert Kaplan
    • January 20, 2012

    Growing multipolarity in Asia necessitates greater interaction and cooperation between China and the United States if the countries hope to maintain stability in this corner of the world.

    • Commentary

    The Poor Man's Consumption Fix for China

    China's economic imbalances are the result of urbanization and migration, not financial policy, and expanding residence rights for migrants would do more to boost consumption than fiddling with interest rates.

    • Commentary

    China-Latin American Relations: The End of the Honeymoon?

    An increasing trade deficit with China, coupled with Chinese purchases of large tracts of Latin American farmland, could cause strain between China and Latin American nations.

    • Commentary

    Sino-Indian Relations: An Escalating Rivalry?

    • Subrata Mitra
    • January 10, 2012

    Both China and India recognize the importance of their bilateral relationship, but the media in both countries are contributing to escalating rhetoric. The two countries need to find ways to promote a more balanced discussion about relations in the public sphere.

    • Commentary

    From a Unipolar to a Bipolar Superpower System: The Future of the Global Power Dynamic

    The United States has been losing its status as the world’s sole superpower since the end of the Cold War, while China has gradually increased its relative power. This re-balancing is beginning to have a profound impact on the international system and the way it is governed.

    • Commentary

    The World in 2012

    After a year that included the Arab Awakening, the euro crisis, Japan’s nuclear catastrophe, the killing of Osama bin Laden, and the unanticipated reaction to Russia’s recent parliamentary elections, there are many unanswered questions left for 2012.

    • Research

    North Korea: Time for Secret Talks with China

    The death of North Korean dictator Kim Jung Il increases the likelihood that the stress on the multiple fault lines in Korean society will reach the point of breaking. Secret talks with China to plan for contingencies may be needed now more than ever.

    • Commentary

    America's New Asia Initiative: Pivot or Stumble?

    The execution of America’s strategic 'pivot' to Asia, and China's response, are combining to deepen mutual suspicions and potentially destabilize the entire area.

    • Research

    Europe, the United States, and Asia

    • Ulrich Speck
    • December 01, 2011

    Europeans should recognize that Washington’s increased engagement in the Asia-Pacific is also in Europe’s best interests and work to develop its own strategic approach toward the region.

    • Commentary

    How China Can Defeat America

    With China’s growing influence over the global economy, and its increasing ability to project military power, competition between the United States and China may be inevitable but military clashes remain unlikely.

    • Commentary

    Self-Serving Firms Hurt Delicate Diplomacy

    China's future role in the international community is hotly debated both inside and outside the country. It remains to be seen how China's growing public power might affect the government's foreign policy.

    • Commentary

    Germany Must Do It, Not China

    Having benefited from the euro at the expense of nations such as Greece, Spain, and Portugal, Germany now has the opportunity to take responsibility for the survival of the Eurozone by sacrificing its current account surplus and allowing debt-laden countries to resume growth.

    • Commentary

    The Road to the Pacific

    While President Obama will use his ten day trip to the Asia-Pacific to demonstrate that the United States is serious about its involvement in the region, his substantive agenda appears thin and may disappoint those with high expectations.

    • Research

    Promoting Effective China-U.S. Strategic Nuclear Dialogue

    As Washington and Beijing continue to build on decades of successful strategic nuclear discussions, the U.S. military must find a way to promote a more effective dialogue with China’s military.

    • Commentary

    Anti-China Legislation Is Not the Solution

    Blaming the undervalued Chinese renminbi for America's economic ills is convenient but counterproductive, given the complicated causes of U.S. trade imbalances.

    • Multimedia

    Russian Prime Minister Visits China

    • Dmitri Trenin, Feng Shaolei
    • October 13, 2011
    • China Radio International's People In the Know

    The balance in Sino-Russian economic relations has shifted heavily in favor of the Chinese, and Moscow’s long-term strategy toward China will likely seek to make their relationship more equal.

    • Commentary

    A Sustainable U.S.-China Security Relationship

    While Washington shouldn’t alter its general strategy toward Beijing, it should rethink some approaches in order to minimize the chance that the two countries will be drawn into competition for strategic primacy in the Asia-Pacific region.

    • Commentary

    U.S.-China Trade War: Congress Beware What You Wish For

    Far from resolving America's economic woes, targeting China's currency will only result in higher prices for U.S. consumers and reduced global demand.

    • Commentary

    Forget Greece, it's China

    If economic growth in China—the world’s economic engine—were derailed by a financial, political, social, or international accident, the effect would be much more severe than anything that happens in Greece.

    • Commentary

    A Bail-out by BRIC Nations Would Leave Europe Even Worse Off

    Although tempting in the short run, a sudden influx of foreign capital into the European Union would raise both unemployment and debt without addressing the root of Europe's economic woes.

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