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March 22, 2018

Trade
The Trump Tariffs on China: A Perilous Moment

The new tariffs are a high-stake gamble that economic shock and awe can succeed where negotiations have failed.

China US Currency

October 4, 2017

China
The Trump Administration Doesn’t Care About Human Rights in China—Here’s Why They Should

Viola Rothschild is a research associate in Asia Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. When United States President Donald J. Trump makes his first visit to China next month, you can bet th…

U.S. President Donald Trump interacts with Chinese President Xi Jinping at Mar-a-Lago state in Palm Beach, Florida, U.S., April 6, 2017.

September 12, 2016

United States
Naming Names--and Naming Streets

The Russian Embassy in Washington is on a street called Sakharov Plaza, so named in 1984 in honor of the great Russian scientist and human rights activist who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1975. Ho…

April 14, 2017

Health
Will the Director General Election Bring About the Change the World Health Organization is Looking for?

The following is a guest post by my colleague Yanzhong Huang, senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations. For those who have been used to the noise and excitement in U.S. …

January 13, 2017

China
Chinese Carrier in the Strait, Philippine Birth Control, $100 Billion SoftBank Fund, and More

Rachel Brown, Sherry Cho, Lorand Laskai, Gabriella Meltzer, and Gabriel Walker look at five stories from Asia this week. 1. China’s aircraft carrier sails through Taiwan Strait. Early Wednesday morn…

liaoning-training-drill

December 2, 2016

China
Bird Flu, North Korean Coal Crunch, and More

Rachel Brown, Erik Crouch, Sherry Cho, Gabriella Meltzer, and Gabriel Walker look at five stories from Asia this week. 1. Bird flu outbreak puts Asian nations on high alert. A newly identified spate…

bird-flu-south-korea

November 8, 2016

China
China’s Non-Reserve Official Assets, and How They Might Help Us Understand China’s Forward Book

China’s headline reserves fell by around $45 billion in October, dropping to $3.12 trillion. Many China reserve watchers expected a bigger fall. Moves in the foreign exchange (FX) market knocked arou…

china-stock-official-assets

December 7, 2012

Human Rights
Human Rights Day Arrives in China: The "Shadow of the Future"

December 10 is Human Rights Day, and the International Committee for Liu Xiaobo along with Chinese advocates of human rights have organized a petition of 134 Nobel Prize winners demanding the release…

December 5, 2014

Middle East and North Africa
The Pivot to Asia is a Success

The pivot to Asia is a great success. Trade with China and India has risen rapidly and relations keep improving. No, not the U.S. pivot, which is imaginary. Israel’s. Consider this report in The Di…

May 3, 2012

United States
Congress Should Investigate the Case of Mr. Chen

It is difficult to draw final conclusions about the case of Chen Guancheng. He is unable to speak freely, and U.S. officials probably are as well, for a different reason: they have a variety of motiv…