Pulse: Politics


Evolution of the U.S.-China Relations under Xijinping - RSVP for this virtual eventt

I'll be speaking this Friday, Sep 18th about the evolution of the U.S.-China Relationship https://eventbrite.com/e/evolution-of-the-us-china-relationship-under-xi-jinping-tickets-118029608737…
Event is open to the public and hosted by the Georgetown School of Foreign Service, Asian Studies Program and Eleanor Hughes will be moderating.

Here is the info on the event.

Khabarovsk and Sofia Parallels

As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on around the world, authoritarian regimes such as China, or cultures where the individual's rights are seen as subservient to the public interest such as Japan and Korea, have seen relatively little unrest triggered by the public health crisis. However, in the West - broadly defined not just as the US and Western Europe but also encompassing Eastern Europe and even Russia - have seen relatively high levels of citizen protests and even violence.

Trump’s Bungled Pandemic Response Has Badly Damaged Americans’ Incomes

Donald Trump may have normalized cognitive dissonance for many of his supporters and some young people.  But wishing away the pandemic does not affect reality.  

The Shape of the Economic Crisis and What Can Really Be Done About It

The future shape of the economic crisis driven by the federal government’s inadequate response to the coronavirus pandemic are coming into focus. The widespread social isolation that has sent both the demand for and production of goods and services into a free-fall reflects our spotty knowledge about the contagiousness and lethality of the virus. At the same time, we don’t know where hospital admissions will spike next. These new facts of life point to two potential economic scenarios, based on aspects of the virus that are beyond our control.

U.S.-Japan Relations Through the Lens of America’s Heartland

This report is written by Eleanor Hughes, Writer & Commentator, East Asian Affairs.

China’s painful gains from Covid-19 crisis

The ongoing Covid-19 crisis can probably be seen as a “black swan” not only for China but also the whole world. It is largely unpredictable but with severe consequences.

There is no doubt that China has suffered the most from this crisis economically, socially and politically. However, it is highly debatable whether China or the Communist Party is approaching an inflection point of possible breakup or imminent revolution.

Hong Kong is not Crimea, thankfully

This year’s long-lasting and still on-going social turbulence in Hong Kong, a Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China, reminds me the Crimea crisis in 2014. There are indeed several similarities between the two events.

IFF Remarks on Deepening China and EU Economic and Financial Cooperation

The title of this session is leadership dialogue and the focus is “deepening China and EU economic and financial cooperation” in what this forum is calling the new global context. I’d like to use my time to look briefly at two dynamics that are affecting the evolution of this China/EU cooperation and then conclude with a comment about the importance of political leadership for quality outcomes as well as for a more peaceful world order.

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