China's Challenges: Economy
By James A. Dorn
China has made dramatic economic progress during the last five years, weathering the global financial crisis and becoming the world’s largest exporter and second largest economy, surpassing Japan.
How to Improve China-US Trust
By Shen Dingli
Competing visions and expectations complicate China-US ties. They need to try and walk in each other’s shoes, argues Shen Dingli.
China’s Highly Unequal Economy
By Victor Shih
Double-digit growth can’t hide the fact that China’s state-controlled economy is leaving the vast majority of citizens behind.
The Return of Smile Diplomacy
By Daniel Gearin
China is backing away from last year’s assertive posture. Whatever the reason, the US shouldn’t expect a transformation in ties.
George Orwell’s China?
By William de Tocqueville
Hu Jintao has been keen to emphasize ‘fairness’ in China. But has the message reached the ears of many of the country’s officials?
Avoiding US-China Military Rivalry
By Michael Swaine
A new Cold War between the US and China isn’t inevitable. But better inter-military communication will be needed to stop one, says Michael Swaine.
Is Bismarck China’s Man?
By James R. Holmes
Some China watchers look to Bismarck as a comparison for China. It’s a less reassuring analogy than they think.
China's Bumpy Ride Ahead
By Minxin Pei
China’s ties with other major powers took a sharp turn for the worse in 2010. Its leaders need to change mindset, says Minxin Pei.
China's relations in the Asia-Pacific: Taiwan
By Daniel Lynch
Those that believe the status quo with Taiwan can go on indefinitely are being far too complacent, argues Daniel Lynch.
China's relations in the Asia-Pacific: Indonesia
By Kelley Currie
There's more to democracy than a choice between the 'Beijing Consensus' and the West. China should look at Indonesia.
China's relations in the Asia-Pacific: Vietnam
By Hung Nguyen
China's excessive territorial claims in the South China Sea are pushing Vietnam toward the United States.
China's Challenges: Africa
By Ian Taylor
The rise of China in Africa is arguably the most important development for the continent since the end of the Cold War, and the related dynamics have helped reinvent Africa as a priority investment destination.