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Yu Xiaodong

June 2016 Issue | by Yu Xiaodong | G7 and China

Pressure Point

Tensions over China’s disputes with the US and Japan are now landing on the agendas of international platforms like the G7

June 2016 Issue | by Yu Xiaodong | Donald Trump

Mixed Feelings

Despite Donald Trump’s tough stance on China, the prospect of his presidency is welcomed by many across the Pacific

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May 2016 Issue | by Yu Xiaodong | Two Sessions

Playing Politics

With economics at the forefront of this year’s agenda, China maintains its cautious but firm positions on political issues

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May 2016 Issue | by Yu Xiaodong | North Korea Crisis


With the Korean nuclear crisis further complicated by the growing regional rivalry between China and the US, Beijing is finding itself with little room to maneuver when it comes to achieving its dual goals of North Korean denuclearization and maintaining stability in its own backyard

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April 2016 Issue | by Yu Xiaodong | US-ASEAN Summit

Long Shot

Despite all parties failing to adopt a tough, united stance against China at the most recent US-ASEAN summit, the meeting nonetheless reflects a long-term trend of developing ties between the US and its Asian partners

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March 2016 Issue | by Yu Xiaodong | North Korea Nuclear Test

Stuck in the Past

North Korea’s recent nuclear test exposes differences between the regional strategic considerations of the US and China

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March 2016 Issue | by Yu Xiaodong | Middle East Policy


While China’s recent diplomatic interactions with Iraq and Syria may indicate that it is ready to play a more active role in the Middle East, fundamental policy appears unchanged

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March 2016 Issue | by Yu Xiaodong | Financial Discipline

Battles in the Boardrooms

As China’s anti-graft campaign creeps into the country’s financial market, the impact will be both fiscal and political

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February 2016 Issue | by Yu Xiaodong | China-Africa Forum


China and Africa adopt new approaches in light of evolving political and economic realities

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January 2016 Issue | by Yu Xiaodong | Historic Handshake

The Science of Symbolism

Beijing is sending a new message to Taiwan’s next leader through Xi Jinping’s historic meeting with outgoing incumbent Ma Ying-jeou

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January 2016 Issue | by Yu Xiaodong | Trilateral Summit

Rivals and Partners

After a three-year hiatus, China, Japan and South Korea have resumed trilateral summits, pledging to deepen economic ties without untangling deep-rooted historical and territorial disputes

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December 2015 Issue | by Yu Xiaodong | China-US Relations

Cooperative Competition

While the recent US-China summit appears to have temporarily arrested the downward spiral in relations between Washington and Beijing, the future of the Sino-US bilateral relationship remains replete with uncertainties

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