Articles on Asia & China

China’s Belt and Road – new name, same doubts? (Commentary)

Angela Stanzel - 19 May 2017

Beijing is trying to create an inclusive narrative around its new Silk Road initiative, but fails to convince the sceptics.

Korean peninsula: the plot thickens (Commentary)

François Godement - 16 May 2017

Trump’s hard-nosed approach to North Korea is likely to have played a role in the election of a South Korean president who takes a softer view of Pyongyang, and who opposes US intervention.

A German view of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (Commentary)

Angela Stanzel - 21 April 2017

One year on, Germany's decision to back the AIIB appears to be paying off.

Germany's turnabout on Chinese takeovers (Commentary)

Angela Stanzel - 21 March 2017

There is now broad consensus in the German government that the current level of scrutiny of foreign investments is insufficient.

China and North Korea : a test case for China’s future international role (Commentary)

François Godement - 17 March 2017

China continues to prioritise its own strategic priorities over counter-proliferation and international accords.

Trump trade reset gives China and Europe opportunity to rebalance relations (Commentary)

Mathieu Duchâtel - 16 March 2017

Voices in favour of screening incoming Chinese investment dominate debate in Europe.

Europe’s Trump-China dilemma (Commentary)

François Godement - 31 January 2017

A multilateral order with China and without America is simply impossible. 

Ten Foreign Policy Trends for 2017 (Commentary)

Mark Leonard & Jeremy Shapiro - 13 January 2017

Here are our ten trends (plus one bonus) that will define European foreign policy in 2017

Donald Trump, "One China" and the global order (Commentary)

François Godement - 13 December 2016

The return on the US table of the Taiwan issue gives us an inkling of what Trump's foreign policy priorities might be.

Japan’s resigned embrace of Donald Trump (Commentary)

Mathieu Duchâtel - 25 November 2016

Tokyo has a good chance of persuading Trump that security co-operation with Japan is in his interests, but the end of TPP is a serious blow.