Recent tensions in the Middle East have drawn global attention to the region, where China’s engagement has grown substantially over the past decade. How does Beijing assess its relationships with states in the Arab world, and how are Chinese policymakers viewing the future of U.S.-China tensions in the region? Experts in China-Middle East relations analyze recently translated Chinese scholarship on Beijing’s evolving strategy for engagement with countries in the MENA region.
Against the backdrop of Russia’s war in Ukraine, the COVID-19 pandemic, and rising tensions with the United States, policymakers in Beijing are increasingly focused on the future of China’s food security. Drawing on newly translated scholarship, leading experts assess how Chinese analysts frame external and domestic risks to their country’s food supply, and the recommendations they have for Beijing to make this supply more resilient and secure.
Leading experts analyze newly translated scholarship on China’s demographic challenges and assess recommendations Chinese experts are advancing to address falling birth rates.
Drawing on newly translated scholarship, leading experts examine how Chinese analysts are assessing U.S. and partner de-risking efforts and their impacts on China’s economic and technological development.
Drawing on newly translated scholarship, leading experts analyze China’s evolving relationships in Africa, both in terms of economic engagement with individual states and interactions with fellow major powers on the continent.
Drawing on newly translated scholarship, leading experts examine how Chinese analysts are assessing U.S. sanctions strategies and what countermeasures they see as available to Beijing if sanctions are imposed on China in the future.
This analysis examines all authoritative Chinese Communist Party (CCP) political and strategic documents since 2012 and comparable documents dating back to 1992 that have discussed timelines for “reunifying” Taiwan, in order to better understand what, if any, formal timeline the CCP has outlined for legally and politically absorbing Taiwan into the People’s Republic of China.
Over the past three decades, Chinese scholars and policymakers have been debating the causes and consequences of the Soviet Union’s collapse. What lessons is the Chinese Communist Party drawing from this historical event, and what do they suggest about its approach to governance today? Drawing on newly translated scholarship, leading experts examine this important topic.
The term 敢于斗争 (gǎnyú dòuzhēng) has become increasingly prevalent in Chinese official discourse. While recently translated as “dare to fight” among multiple high-profile authors and outlets outside of China, two scholars argue that “dare to struggle” better reflects the ideological, political, and multidimensional nature of the concept in historical Chinese discourse.
Drawing on newly translated scholarship, leading experts examine how Chinese analysts are assessing U.S. and partner deterrence strategies in the Indo-Pacific and in the Taiwan Strait.