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What Could Biden’s Divided United States Mean For China?

Beijing can expect American social divisions to play into the next US administration’s policies on China, diplomatic observers said as Chinese state media kept up its portrayal of the United States as “messed up” and “torn apart” society.

Read Here | South China Morning Post

The Past’s Transformative Power

How past events are recollected and represented is known as “historical memory.” It is the glue that helps hold civilisations and nation-states together. Historical memory is particularly powerful in China. Not only does it hold the nation together, but it provides the key to understanding Chinese nationalism and China’s intentions.

Read Here | The Wilson Quaterly

How The U.S. Misread China’s Xi: Hoping For A Globalist, It Got An Autocrat

Mr. Xi’s swift reversal of more than three decades of apparent movement toward collective leadership and a less intrusive party has surprised both U.S. officials and much of the Chinese elite. In hindsight, though, the roots of his approach are visible in key episodes of his life.

Read Here | The Wall Street Journal

China’s Xi On The Horns Of Lose-Lose Dilemmas

Deng, when he was in charge, warmed to USSR again. In fact, he brought Gorbachev to Beijing in 1989. We don’t know if Xi will follow Deng and eventually change China’s international position, but certainly the global situation for Beijing is far more complicated than 40 years ago.

Read Here | Asia Times

How 2020 Shaped U.S.-China Relations

U.S.-China relations sharply deteriorated in 2020, after three years of steadily declining under the Donald J. Trump administration. Beijing and Washington traded blame over the coronavirus pandemic, remained locked in a trade war, competed over 5G networks and other technologies, and clashed over rights abuses in Xinjiang and Hong Kong, among other issues.

Read Here | Council On Foreign Relations

Tibet Bill Passes Congress After Being Added To US Spending Bill

The act directs the US government to issue economic and visa sanctions against any Chinese official who interferes with the Dalai Lama’s succession. The bill also prohibits China from establishing any new consulates in the US until Washington is granted its own diplomatic outpost in Tibet.

Read Here | South China Morning Post

China Is Gnawing At Democracy’s Roots Worldwide

China’s experience of the coronavirus pandemic has reaffirmed this assessment of faltering American global leadership, the failing capacities of the West to address the challenges of the new century, and the resilience of China’s socialist economy in comparison to capitalism; most importantly, they think it has also validated the superiority of their political system.

Read Here | Foreign Policy

Xi Jinping’s Chinese Communist Party

Nearly eight years into his tenure as General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), Xi Jinping continues to defy easy categorisation. Often likened to the unpredictable and volatile Mao Zedong, Xi sees iron-clad domestic stability and political discipline as paramount. 

Read Here | East Asia Forum

The U.S. Can’t Check China Alone

China’s foreign policy today is driven by a toxic mix of nationalism and past grievances, but it is also infused with pragmatism and patience. Powered by its extraordinary economic growth, China continuously seeks to test the ability of any foreign country to stand up to its interests as defined by the CCP. 

Read Here | Foreign Affairs

China Reveals New Generation Of Top-Level Government Appointees, Including An Ex-Copy Machine Salesman And Fighter Jet Designer

A new generation of Chinese cadres in their late 50s have assumed ministerial and provincial positions, including top roles at the commerce and agriculture ministries, as Beijing reshuffles government rankings after finalising its 2035 development vision.

Read Here | South China Morning Post

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