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What To Do About China’s “Sharp Power”

When a rising power challenges an incumbent one, war often follows. That prospect, known as the Thucydides trap after the Greek historian who first described it, looms over relations between China and the West, particularly America. So, increasingly, does a more insidious confrontation. Even if China does not seek to conquer foreign lands, many people fear that it seeks to conquer foreign minds.

Read Here – The Economist

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What Team Will Xi Jinping Choose To Steer World’s Second-Largest Economy Into The Future?

President Xi Jinping’s key economic adviser Liu He is likely to be promoted to vice-premier in March, as Xi assembles a new team to steer the world’s second largest economy over the next five years, according to sources with knowledge of the arrangement.

Read Here – South China Morning Post

As Global Power Shifts, U.S. Must Win Beijing’s Cooperation

From 1945 to 2016, the United States used its economic, military and ideological power to build institutions, alliances and regimes that contributed to global economic growth and the avoidance of great-power war. In doing so, it fostered the rise of a new constellation of powers, China notable among them, with which it must now deal. If the U.S. wants to see its interests met, Washington must win Beijing’s cooperation rather than try to compel it.

Read Here – Caixin 

China’s Crown Theorist

When, on October 25, 2017, seven men in black suits filed on stage in Beijing’s Great Hall of the People to announce themselves as members of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)’s Politburo Standing Committee, only one face came as a surprise. It was that of Wang Huning, a longtime party ideologist and former professor of international politics at Fudan University in Shanghai.

Read Here – Foreign Affairs

The New Oil Game

So, how will China the emergent power of the 21st century protect its energy interests? How will it use its political and economic muscle to secure its oil supplies? These questions have heightened relevance in light of the signals conveyed at the recently concluded 19th People’s Party Congress of the Communist Party.

Read Here – The Indian Express

Why One Belt, One Road Will Run Through Tehran

As the Trump administration works out the specifics of its strategy to contain Iran, China is looking for ways to bring Iran into the global system. After the recent party congress, which cemented President Xi Jinping’s grip on power, those efforts will likely take the form of the completion of his most ambitious foreign policy plan, the One Belt, One Road (OBOR) initiative, of which Tehran will be one of the key beneficiaries.

Read Here – Foreign Affairs

Will Xi Jinping’s Second Term Bring ‘New Cycle’ For The Economy?

A growing number of economists are joining the chorus forecasting the arrival of a stronger Chinese economy under President Xi Jinping – a stark contrast from a year ago, when China was seen as a source of instability for the world. Although Beijing has delivered scant evidence that it is taming its debt mountain, the optimists are starting to make their voices heard over talk of a hard landing or crisis in China’s growth narrative.

Read Here – South China Morning Post

Will Xi Jinping’s New Era Of One-Man Rule Bring The Progress China Desires?

This new era marks the resurrection of Mao’s one-man rule and symbolises the death of Deng’s two most important political legacies: the consensus-building “collective leadership” and an orderly power succession mechanism…  Also, with no clear successor, Xi is set to dominate decision-making for years to come, putting 1.4 billion people, the world’s second-largest economy and an emerging nuclear-armed military power largely in the hands of one person.

Read Here – South China Morning Post

China President Xi Jinping Breaks From Convention And Upholds Tradition While Shuffling His Deck For The Next Five Years … Or More

The Communist Party of China unveiled its new leadership, with perhaps the most notable points being the retirement of anti-graft chief Wang Qishan and the exclusion from the Politburo Standing Committee of anyone who would still be young enough to take over from President Xi Jinping in five years’ time.

Read Here – South China Morning Post

Xi Jinping shakes up China’s military leadership

China’s New Leadership Team Unveiled: Zhao Leji Named As Anti-Graft Chief While Xi Elevates Trusted Deputy To Top Military Role

China’s new leadership lineup has been revealed. The members of the Politburo Standing Committee are, in order of seniority, President Xi Jinping, Premier Li Keqiang, Li Zhanshu, Wang Yang, Wang Huning, Zhao Leji and Han Zheng. The unveiling of the new lineup marks the climax of the twice-a-decade leadership reshuffle after months-long intense horse trading and power struggles in the lead-up to the 19th party congress.

Read Here – South China Morning Post

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