China has tried to carefully manage relations with the United States while deploying its expanded economic and military strength around the world. The coronavirus has further strained China’s ties with the United States and raised questions about Beijing’s global leadership.
The secret vote for the director post at the World Intellectual Property Organization has handed China a crushing defeat, with an official from Singapore winning by 55-28 against China’s candidate, a long-time UN civil servant in the agency.
The democratic pressure does not seem to be diminishing and could have political consequences in the elections later this year.
The coronavirus outbreak has exposed just how difficult it’s becoming for China and the United States to cooperate—even in situations when the lives of their citizens are at stake.
The coronavirus has taken a devastating toll on its victims in China and elsewhere. But the epidemic has also exposed the downsides of leaning too heavily on China to power neighboring economies.
The U.S.-China trade deal undermines the interests of the broader global community in favor of the arbitrary whims of great powers. When it all falls apart—and takes out remaining parts of the current trade order with it—even Trump may find that the United States is worse off.
David R. Stilwell and Hiroyuki Akita will join two panels of leading experts from academia, business, and the media to consider a broad range of political, economic, security, and social issues likely to impact Japan and the U.S.-Japan alliance in the year ahead.
Borrowing from the World Bank not only makes economic sense for China but it also benefits the World Bank.
If they win in the 2020 U.S. presidential elections, could the Democrats improve the mangled relationship between the United States and China? Here is a playbook for a better approach.
China is trying to repave the road to international development by emphasizing commercial ventures instead of handouts. But there have been plenty of bumps along the way.