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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Today's Insight

The Party Endures: China and the World in 2016 | Will Edwards, The Cipher Brief
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).

Expert Commentary

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.

Today's 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 |
Will Heidlage, 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 rapidly.

Dialing Up Controversy with China |
Will Edwards, 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 Washington.

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 economic model.

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