Less chaotic does not necessarily mean less confrontational: Biden has called Chinese President Xi Jinping a “thug” and pledged to “pressure, isolate and punish China.”
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What was once a poor fishing village now has the highest per capita GDP on the mainland, and a total GDP on par with Hong Kong.
Many observers fear that China is “turning inward” just when the global economy is staring down the barrel of a recession.
Efforts to turn an effective institutional response to the pandemic into a political or ideological battleground are misguided, at best.
At a time of unprecedented global interconnectedness, our biggest challenges are shared. Every country must work to build its resilience, or no one will be safe.
The failure of the government to address the problem stems from the electoral politics to which the protesters are so committed.
Hong Kong's outrage at China's government is misplaced and self-destructive.
After 117 consecutive months of economic expansion, the U.S. could soon find itself thrown back into a painful recession, owing to disruptions caused by its own trade policy.
U.S. elites have spent decades creating the conditions for a figure like Trump to emerge.
Chinese President Xi Jinping has waged a relentless fight against corruption, but the war is far from won.