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China is not a technology superpower. Stop treating it like one

It’s a common argument in the debate about how to respond to China’s technology rise: Beijing is intent on “catching…

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What Warren’s trade plan means for China

There seems to be no end in sight to the U.S.-China trade war, even as both economies slow down and…

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In defense of the Yenching Academy

Late last week, NPR reported that the FBI had questioned at least five American graduates of the Yenching Academy, an…

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Chinese Americans are increasingly siding with Trump. Here’s how liberals can win them back

“There is a ‘try a hijab on’ booth at my college campus. So you’re telling me that it’s now just…

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China’s digital imperialism: Shaping the global internet

William Chalk argues that China seeks to change the global internet to suit its authoritarian ends. Its timing couldn’t be…

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What is Hong Kong for? 

This is an op-ed from Antony Dapiran, a Hong Kong–based writer and lawyer, and the author of City of Protest:…

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A crisis is a terrible thing to waste

Editor’s note: This piece was originally published by The Carter Center, and republished on Brookings.edu on January 16, 2019. The essay…

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U.S.-China supply chains and innovation: The risks the Huawei hawks don’t understand

The ongoing drama with China’s largest and most innovative technology company, Huawei, illustrates how the narrative on innovation in China and…

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The ripple effects of a complete ban on Huawei access to U.S. tech will be huge

Events in the U.S. campaign against Chinese telecommunications equipment leader Huawei developed rapidly over the past week, with twin U.S.…

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Op-ed: How to make China’s Belt and Road green

Pictured: Two BRI projects in Pakistan represent the contradictory environmental effects of Chinese investment: Left, the Sachal Energy Wind Farm;…

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China’s AI trajectory is set by entrepreneurs and international collaboration, not by government edict

What is driving China’s current boom in artificial intelligence research? Many Western analyses inaccurately attribute China’s AI growth to the…

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The actual worth of Chinese language proficiency

There’s an argument currently happening on Chinese social media about the value of learning English. The very same conversation can…

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Chinese people don’t need to be saved from their English names

Don’t assume that the cultural context of the West, and all the power relations and intentions implied by actions there, also…

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In dealing with China, the U.S. can draw on a Cold War lesson: Be more open

For the U.S., the balance between openness and innovation with restrictions and control has always been essential. In its current…

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CCTV claims this year’s Spring Festival Gala was a huge success — I call it BS

Chinese state broadcaster CCTV released a report on the morning of February 6 summarizing how the 2019 Spring Festival Gala…

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