Implications of China’s Rise


    • Podcast

    Interpreting the South China Sea Tribunal Ruling

    As President Obama’s term in office draws to a close, his legacy in the Asia-Pacific deserves reflection, particularly in light of tensions in the South China Sea and cross-strait relations.

    • Event

    Obama’s China Legacy

    • Douglas H. Paal, Dennis Wilder, Elizabeth Economy, Su Ge, Ai Ping
    • July 16, 2016
    • Beijing

    President Barack Obama’s pivot to Asia has been a keystone of his administration, but questions linger over its impact on the region and the U.S.-China relationship.

    • Article

    The End of a Golden Age in China-Taiwan Relations?

    • Shelley Rigger
    • June 24, 2016

    The supposed golden age in relations between mainland China and Taiwan may not have been so golden, but the two sides have a chance to keep constructive ties under new Taiwanese leadership.

    • Podcast

    U.S.-China Relations and the South China Sea

    Disputes between China and U.S. allies over the South China can be settled diplomatically, but this will require a nuanced understanding of all parties’ concerns.

    • Event

    Carnegie Global Dialogue 2016

    The Carnegie Global Dialogue series included four panel discussions that focused on China’s relationships with Russia, the United States, the European Union, and the Middle East respectively.

    • Podcast

    Is China’s Belt and Road a Strategy?

    Chinese leaders have framed the Belt and Road initiative as a way for China to provide public goods to other countries, although a lack of transparency has led some to question China’s motives.

    • Podcast

    The 2016 Taiwan Elections and Cross-Strait Relations

    The historic visit between Xi Jinping and Ma Ying-jeou cemented the legacies of both leaders, but a DPP victory in Taiwan’s elections could introduce new challenges into cross-Strait relations.

    • Event

    Stable Nuclear Relations Between Beijing, New Delhi, and Washington

    The complex nuclear dimension of security interactions between China, India, and the United States warrant timely conversations about how stable, constructive ties can be maintained.

    • Event

    Major-Power Diplomacy With Chinese Characteristics

    • Zhang Lihua, Yin Jiwu, Zhang Qingmin, Ma Xiaojun, Chen Xulong
    • November 27, 2015
    • Beijing

    With its increasingly proactive diplomatic agenda, China has begun shaping its international environment through initiatives such as the Belt and Road and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank.

    • Op-Ed

    Inside the China-U.S. Competition for Strategic Partners

    For China to become a superpower like the United States, Beijing needs a new strategy that fully embraces genuine alliances, and not just so-called “strategic partnerships.”

Carnegie Experts on
Implications of China’s Rise

  • expert thumbnail - Xuefeng
    Sun Xuefeng
    Resident Scholar
    Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy
    Sun Xuefeng specializes in the rise of great powers and international relations theory. At Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy, he runs a program examining the international and regional implications of China’s rise.

About the Program

Since the end of the Cold War, China has been experiencing a rise in relative power. This has particularly been the case since 2008, when China weathered the financial crisis relatively well. Implications of China’s Rise will explore how China’s rise is being interpreted and felt across the globe with particular emphasis on East Asia.

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