China entry into the World Trade Organization (WTO) was twenty years ago seen as a success for the global trade, but then the WTO was unable to enforce its rules onto its new member, says Harry Broadman, chief of staff of the US President’s council of economic advisers (1990-1991) and US assistant trade representative (1991-1993) in an interview with Politico. What are the options to deal with China in international trade?
US scholar and former foreign correspondent Howard French dives into the US debate on whether sanctioning and divesting from China are helpful. French does not think so and compares the position of China with North Korea – where sanctions did not work – and South Africa, where they did, at a debate at Intercollegiate Studies Institute.
Apple’s current key position on the China market did not come for free, disclosed the AppleInsider this week, but was triggered off by a US$ 275 billion deal between the company and the central government in 2016. Political analyst Victor Shih explains how CEO Cook dealt with governmental concerns about the US firm.
Africa is high on China’s diplomatic agenda, says Howard French, author of Born in Blackness: Africa, Africans, and the Making of the Modern World, 1471 to the Second World War. China is winning in Africa for that reason, While the US is losing, he tells at the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs.
China watcher and CFR-scholar Ian Johnson opens a roundtable conference at the National University of Singapore on the question whether the world is heading for a new cold war, now the tensions between China and the USA have not diminished after the US president Joe Biden took over from Donald Trump.
China is drawing its future, including becoming the world’s largest economy by 2035. China watcher and CFR-scholar Ian Johnson looks at the CFR website at the decisions taken at the November 2021 Plenum of the Communist Party, as the country prepares for its party conference in 2022 with a new 5-year plan.