The Party Endures: China and the World in 2016| Will Edwards, The Cipher
In 2016 China maintained its growing power and influence while fending
off international and domestic crises. Government intervention narrowly
averted a stock market crash while the yuan won recognition by the
International Monetary Fund as a global reserve currency—a long-held
goal of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).
China's Supremo| Gordon Chang, Author, The Coming Collapse of China
Xi has now identified his interests as the same as the Party’s and the
Party’s as the same as China’s. Therefore, the People’s Republic of
China will, in all likelihood, rise or fall with him.
Cracks in the Chinese Powerhouse|Timothy Heath, Senior International Defense Research
Analyst, RAND Corporation
The mounting weaknesses in China’s economy come at an inauspicious
time. Depressed global demand has left Beijing few options for overseas
markets that could ease the pain of its economic transformation.
Indeed, China until recently served as one of the bright spots in a
slow growing global economy.
Column: Agenda Setter
Back to Basics: Staying Ahead of China|Ambassador Richard Boucher, Former Assistant Secretary
of State for South and Central Asia
Compared to China, ISIS amounts to a nasty swarm of gnats.
Compared to China, Russia comes across as a cranky old man (with a
shotgun). However, neither ISIS, nor Putin’s Russia, nor any other
world power can rival or possibly displace the U.S. as the major power
in the world: only China can. It’s time to take a clear-eyed look at
China and how we deal with China’s rise.
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Xi's Policies: Squeezing Out Business |
Research Director, Bower Group Asia
International businesses rely on governments that are efficient, and as
a result, there was hope that as Xi reformed to correct the trend of
calcification, the commercial environment in China would improve.
Instead, the environment for foreign companies has deteriorated
Dialing Up Controversy with China |
The Cipher Brief
With a single congratulatory phone call, President-elect Donald Trump
and Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen have set off a wave of controversy
over the future of cross-strait relations among Beijing, Taipei, and
China's Economy: Great Power, Great
Responsibility | Fritz Lodge,
The Cipher Brief
Driven by export-led growth and massive state investments in manufacturing
and infrastructure, China had enjoyed a period of scorching GDP growth
at an average of 10 percent a year. However, that growth has now
stuttered to roughly seven percent and, as the country’s upward
trajectory flattens, wide gaps have begun to emerge in the Chinese
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