China’s efforts to invest in Latin American infrastructure must take into account the challenges posed by political risk and China’s limited cultural understanding of the region.
Chinese state-owned enterprises distort traditional price mechanisms to maximize profits, a practice that hinders economic efficiency and inflates GDP figures.
Chinese investment in Latin American infrastructure will be more successful if China asks partnering countries what they want and need from such projects.
Burgeoning research into hypersonic missile systems may disrupt a delicate strategic balance between the nuclear states. Yet due to diplomatic and regulatory barriers, a global ban seems unlikely.
China continues to view Venezuela as a key source of oil, but Beijing has also been strengthening its private and public energy partnerships with other Latin American countries.
The U.S.-China joint climate statement that was announced last November is a first step toward addressing climate change, but success will depend on further global collaboration.
The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank is an opportunity for China and the EU to achieve win-win cooperation in the years ahead.
The ongoing dispute threatens to drive U.S.-China relations permanently in a far more adversarial, zero-sum direction and destabilize the region.
China’s growing use of petcoke, an inexpensive but environmentally unfriendly coal alternative, must be addressed for the country’s efforts to reduce air pollution to be effective.
China’s latest defense white paper reaffirms the country's commitment to no-first-use of nuclear weapons and suggests that China may be developing an early warning system for its nuclear forces.
The United States and China can work together to help Venezuela navigate the challenges facing its crude oil exports sector.
The New Silk Road is an opportunity for China and Greece to deepen their economic and cultural cooperation.
No silver bullet solution will resolve China’s environmental challenges, but last year’s bilateral agreement with the United States is a step in the right direction.
Although its initial focus will be Asia, the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank may eventually broaden its scope to provide development assistance to countries in Africa as well.
The world’s center of gravity is shifting from Europe to East Asia, and the international system appears to be moving toward a bipolar dynamic involving China and the United States.
Russia is tilting toward China in the face of political and economic pressure from the United States and Europe. This does not presage a new Sino-Russian bloc, but the epoch of post-communist Russia’s integration with the West is over.
China recognizes the complex historical dimensions of the situation in Crimea and remains committed to a diplomatic solution that considers the interests of all parties involved.
Despite slowing Chinese demand for commodities, countries in Latin America and Africa can still benefit from closer economic ties with China.
China is believed to be developing the missile technology to independently engage multiple targets, a capability that must be carefully managed to maintain stability.
Chinese investment and the lessons of the country’s development are beneficial to African economies seeking to expand their global profile.