This 2001 analysis by political scientist Tang Shiping is a follow-up to a lengthy exposition on China’s ideal grands strategy that he penned the year prior. In this piece, he argues that China should “have its own global economic interests, to have a pivotal position in regional security affairs, and to have a political voice in global affairs.”
This lengthy analysis of China’s grand strategy was written at the turn of the millennia by Tang Shiping, a highly regarded political scientist and international relations scholar at Fudan University. The piece makes for interesting context on a host of issues that are currently front-of-mind, including cross-Strait relations, the China-US relationship, as well as China’s relationship with Russia.
How is Beijing assessing the effectiveness of US deterrence strategy, creditability, and capabilities? Writing in one of China’s leading IR journals, Renmin University’s Zuo Xiying concludes that while US “failed to deter Russia from taking military action,” its actions to support Ukraine and punish Moscow “produced a powerful deterrent effect against China with regard to the Taiwan issue.”
Published in the months leading up to Speaker Pelosi’s August trip to Taiwan, a scholar at a foreign ministry-backed think tank argues that “the Taiwan issue is the most important and sensitive core issue between the US and China,” and that in order to contain any “spillover” to the broader relationship, the two sides should focus on “confidence-building measures and crisis management cooperation.”
This article, published in the June issue of a leading Taiwan studies journal, argues that the US cross-Strait policy faces a “strategic dilemma” of attempting to support Taiwan while avoiding conflict with China.
This academic article published in a leading Taiwan studies journal argues that in a “post-reunification” Taiwan under a “one country two systems” framework, Beijing should establish a “high degree of autonomy” for Taipei, but also “retain flexible space for central power.”
This lengthy analysis of cross-Strait relations by Tian Feilong, a leading hardline intellectual who was vocally supportive of Hong Kong’s 2020 National Security Law, argues that Beijing’s formulation of “One Country, Two Systems” must adapt to changing circumstances in order to present a realistic path to “reunifying” Taiwan and the mainland.
This lengthy “literature review” appearing in one of the mainland’s core Taiwan studies journals explores how Chinese scholars conceptualize the “one country, two systems” framework in relation to Taiwan, including how such a system might be implemented in a “post-reunification” environment.
This article, published by a Sinopec-affiliated journal, a Party official calls for China to promote a “Petro-RMB” and the construction of a “new order of global energy governance.”
A researcher at the PLA’s National University of Defense Technology provides a lengthy analysis of the changing security order in the Indo-Pacific.