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Posts tagged as “Xi Jinping”

A New Era of Hong Kong

“Two-thousand and eighty-five votes in favor, zero against, and one abstention. [The bill is] passed!” On March 11, 2021, nearly 3,000 Chinese lawmakers passed the…

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…