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This piece highlights China's increasingly confident behavior on the international stage, which is raising the prospect of a direct confrontation with the U.S. This paper analyzes the domestic and international triggers of this new assertiveness.
This paper posits that China continues to up the ante in the South China Sea (SCS) by moving more military and paramilitary forces into the area with the apparent objective of turning the SCS into a Chinese-controlled waterway and strategic chokepoint.
This blog points out that it is rare to see a U.S. ally come out so strongly on the Chinese side of the South China Sea issue. However, Saudi Arabia has been deepening its relations with China mainly because it is a critical market for Saudi Arabia's oil.
This report considers developments in China’s trade policy, and discusses the potential for a Chinese-Canadian free trade agreement. The report concludes with an optimistic sense that such an agreement could be concluded fairly easily.
This paper contrasts how the world perceives China’s cyber activity and how China views its own behavior. The paper concludes that the discrepancy between the two is causing China to be scapegoated.
This piece argues that the 2016 G20 Summit produced some significant achievements, particularly on combating climate change. Despite some disappointments, the G20’s importance cannot be denied.