Published Articles

When Xi traveled to Mar-a-Lago in April, he was playing a high-stakes game in Trump’s house, and as any casino owner knows, the house always wins. Against all expectations, Trump’s Asia policy is working. It’s time for the pundits to admit it. READ MORE

May 23, 2017

Why have a One China policy at all? Today, the only real answer is that China insists on it. READ MORE

May 18, 2017

Long before the dollar was painted Washington green, it was polished Mexican silver. READ MORE

May 1, 2017

If China does intervene in North Korea, it won’t be to topple the Kim regime and promote peaceful reunification. It will be to prevent a collapse of the Kim regime in the face of domestic mismanagement and American pressure. READ MORE

April 15, 2017

Forget the so-called “Thucydides Trap.” China is not going to overtake the United States in this century. It may, however, overtake Europe. READ MORE

April 10, 2017

Confucius is synonymous with Brand China, but can the Chinese government live up to the wisdom of Confucius? READ MORE

March 31, 2017

China plans a 7 percent boost to military spending in 2017. Even that may be more than it can afford. READ MORE

March 7, 2017

With a rapidly ageing population, catastrophic air pollution, and declining state industries, China’s leaders have enough on their agenda already. War with the US, even if it’s only a spending war, is surely the last thing they need. READ MORE

March 6, 2017