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Posts tagged as “Xi Jinping”

China’s Debt Conundrum

President Xi Jinping and the standing committee. Analyzing China’s perilous macroeconomic position. As Martin Wolf of the Financial Times recently wrote, to understand the Chinese…

The Thrilla in Manila

By Griff Potrock   Since the recognition of independence in 1946 and the mutual defense treaty signed in 1951, the United States and the Philippines…

A Friendship Gone Astray

The Growing Divide in Chinese-African Relations In December 2015, President Xi Jinping was declaring Zimbabwe to be China’s “all-weather friend.” Less than a year later,…

The King of Kong

China has long struggled to contain separatist movements around its periphery.  Until now, the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) focus has been on deterring activists and…

Ratifying Without Resolve

The 21st century was met with an explosion of international documents intended to protect universal human rights. Indeed, the international community is currently flooded with…

Mr. Xi Jinping, Tear Down This (Fire)Wall

In Beijing, signs throughout the city read: “Patriotism, Innovation, Inclusiveness, Virtue.” Like most political slogans, this particular one relies heavily on wishful thinking and an…