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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.

August 21, 2017

Southeast Asia
ASEAN, China, and the Lasting Divisions Over the South China Sea

Following the Association of Southeast Asian Nations’ (ASEAN) foreign ministers meeting earlier this month in Manila, China and Southeast Asian nations announced that they had agreed on a framework f…

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July 26, 2017

North Korea
The United States and North Korea: Time for a New Approach

Douglas Mo is an intern at the Council on Foreign Relations and a rising senior at Colby College. On the evening of June 20th, President Donald Trump tweeted: “While I greatly appreciate the effor…

A North Korean navy truck carries the 'Pukkuksong' submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) during a military parade marking the 105th birthday anniversary of the country's founding father, Kim Il-sung in Pyongyang, April 15, 2007.

May 3, 2017

China
Can China Meet President Trump’s Expectations On North Korea?

North Korea is not abandoning its nuclear ambitions, as proven by Saturday’s failed ballistic missile test. However, neither is the United States abandoning its plan to pressure North Korea into subm…

Can China Meet President Trump’s Expectations On North Korea?

March 15, 2017

China
Don’t Buy China’s Peace Plan for North Korea

In a matter of weeks, all of China’s fears have come to a head on the Korean Peninsula. At an airport in Malaysia in mid-February, the exiled half-brother of North Korea’s ruler was assassinated with…

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March 13, 2017

Asia
Duterte and ASEAN

Richard Javad Heydarian is a specialist in Asian geopolitical/economic affairs based in Manila.   After upending Asian geopolitics over the past year, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte now i…

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February 15, 2017

China
How Will the Australia-China Relationship Adapt?

Professor James Laurenceson is Deputy Director of the Australia-China Relations Institute (ACRI) at the University of Technology Sydney. A common assessment among Australian opinion leaders is that …

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December 13, 2016

China
Reading Between the Tweets: Trump, Taiwan, and China

As the Trump-Taiwan-China saga continues to unfold, I thought it might be useful to look at the sequence of events and report on how Chinese scholars are looking at President-Elect Trump’s first fore…

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December 1, 2016

China
China’s New Two Child Policy: Too Little, Too Late

Joan Kaufman is the director for academics at Schwarzman Scholars. I have been closely watching China’s population policy for about forty years and arrived in China for my first work stint (with th…

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November 2, 2016

China
Can China Reduce Its National Savings Rate with More Social Insurance?

Andrew Batson recently pushed back a bit against my attempt to frame one of China’s core macroeconomic problems as “too much savings.” He argues that policies to bring down savings have been tried in…