The International Labor Organization and the Carnegie Endowment co-hosted a roundtable discussion, bringing together experts to examine changes in global production systems and their impact on jobs, wages and labor standards.
A new book provides broad trend analyses of the major Asian sub-regions, as well as an array of transnational topical studies. It also evaluates current threats to regional peace and stability, considering how the strategic environment in Asia could change.
Carnegie’s associate Dr. Veron Hung testified before the Congressional-Executive Commission on China. Her testimony focused on one issue: Will Hu Jintao, who finally took over China’s military chairmanship from Jiang Zemin last Sunday, soften Beijing’s stance on democratization in Hong Kong?
A major two-day conference in September explored a wide range of questions related to China's foreign relations and political and economic development.
Despite widespread hopes, democrats in Hong Kong were unable to secure a majority of legislative seats in the September 12 elections. Why were democrats unsuccessful? What are the implications of the elections on democratization in Hong Kong and on cross-Strait relations? And what role should the U.S. should play with regard to Hong Kong?
There are two contradictions between China's internal dynamics and the requirements of an internationalist foreign policy. First, because nationalism legitimizes the Communist party, Beijing's leaders will be tempted to sacrifice long-term diplomatic objectives for short-term political gains. Second, a liberal internationalist foreign policy is incompatible with China's illiberal governance.
Recognizing the growing public demand for democratization, the communist leadership of Beijing is prepared to enter a dialogue with Hong Kong democrats. Some in the U.S. Congress want to show solidarity with Hong Kong democrats and toughness toward Beijing by removing beneficial economic treatment that Hong Kong receives. This would be a mistake; better options exist.