Infrastructure: The Key to the China Challenge

September 01, 2021

China has been recognized by Washington as the major rival to the United States in nearly every field. However, this isn't the first time an Asian country has posed a threat to America's economic dominance. In the mid-1980s, Japan built up a massive trade surplus with the United States, igniting a...

The BRI: Keeping the Plates Spinning on China’s Economy

August 19, 2020

For decades, the Chinese government has sold to the world the notion that the Chinese economy can defy gravity, maintaining double-digit GDP growth rates year after year in the 1990s and 2000s, and staying above 6% for all of the previous decade, according to official government statistics. The...

China’s Uncertain Recovery From COVID-19

April 29, 2020

A lot has changed since the first cases of COVID-19 were reported in Wuhan, China, in December last year. While much remains unknown about the new coronavirus, COVID-19 has since spread rapidly from its origin in China to every corner of the world except Antarctica. Unlike previous health crises...

Great-Power Politics: Is China Outpacing the US?

May 02, 2017

With a bloated bureaucracy and ossified organizations, China still falls short of the US in terms of human capital, investment and innovation. Today, many scholars and political scientists contend that America’s economic and military leadership is being worn away. The current assertion is...