The nature of the climate challenge in the immediate future will be determined by China and the world’s largest carbon emitters—not U.N. summits.
No country generates as many different economic forecasts and interpretations than China. Some analysts claim that China is an unstoppable economic power, while others warn that China’s economic growth is unstable, unbalanced, and unsustainable.
China's vetoes over UN draft resolutions on Syria represent of Beijing's interpretation of the international system, of humanitarian intervention, and of its own interests in the region.
As China’s global presence grows, the role that it will play in the international systems remains hotly contested both inside and outside of country.
Amid discussions of a U.S. decline, the role that China will play as a global leader becomes an ever more heated topic. However, debate remains about whether China is ready or willing to be a global leader.
Growing multipolarity in Asia necessitates greater interaction and cooperation between China and the United States if the countries hope to maintain stability in this corner of the world.
China's economic imbalances are the result of urbanization and migration, not financial policy, and expanding residence rights for migrants would do more to boost consumption than fiddling with interest rates.
Conditionality poses the most significant difference in how aid is given by Western nations and China.
The United States has been losing its status as the world’s sole superpower since the end of the Cold War, while China has gradually increased its relative power. This re-balancing is beginning to have a profound impact on the international system and the way it is governed.
After a year that included the Arab Awakening, the euro crisis, Japan’s nuclear catastrophe, the killing of Osama bin Laden, and the unanticipated reaction to Russia’s recent parliamentary elections, there are many unanswered questions left for 2012.