With the highly anticipated Chinese leadership transition scheduled to take place this fall, will the new top leaders continue economic reforms as planned and modify China’s political system as hoped, in order to adapt to a rapidly modernizing and urbanizing society? In this year-end article published by the Financial Times, Cheng Li examines what lies ahead for China and the world in 2012.
Mr. X and the Pacific: George F. Kennan and American policy in East Asia
There’s no question that many in Southeast Asia see the region caught uncomfortably between the United States and China. The Trump administration’s repeated calls for a free and open Indo-Pacific have fallen flat in various capitals, which many see as very thin gruel, begging the issue of how the U.S. intends to remain relevant to the regional future.