Articles on Asia & China

China’s embrace of AI: Enthusiasm and challenges (Commentary)

Elsa B Kania - 06 November 2018

If AI technologies prove revolutionary, China could emerge as a true global leader in innovation - an excerpt from our latest China Analysis

Credit: The god of China’s big data era (Commentary)

Adam Knight - 30 October 2018

China’s social credit system has deep roots in Chinese culture and history - an excerpt from our latest China Analysis

Hand-outs and bail-outs: China's lobbyists in Italy (Commentary)

François Godement - 12 October 2018

Italy's new coalition government is moving the country on the path to bankruptcy, causing Italy to look overseas at China for support in pressuring the EU to bail them out

China and the last of the multilateralists (Commentary)

François Godement - 03 October 2018

As the trade war between China and the United States heats up, Europeans should think hard about who they turn to for assistance 

Japan-China relations: confrontation with a smile (Commentary)

Mathieu Duchâtel - 01 October 2018

China’s willingness to finally downplay confrontation with Japan demonstrates the magnitude of the Trump shock in Beijing

Russian manoeuvres with Chinese characteristics (Commentary)

Gustav Gressel - 25 September 2018

The Vostok 2018 exercises showed the Russian armed forces learning from Western theory and Syrian practice. In turn, the Chinese military personnel present at the exercises for the first time will be learning from the Russians

Europe’s China vetoes (Commentary)

Mathieu Duchâtel & Angela Stanzel - 08 August 2018

France, Germany, Italy, and the UK are strengthening their economic defences against China. Will more follow?

Big in Asia: Behind the rhetoric of EU relations with China and Japan (Commentary)

François Godement - 20 July 2018

The last ten days have been big for the EU and its partners in Asia, namely China and Japan. With EU-China and EU-Japan summits resulting in historic agreements, the EU is slowly strengthening its relationships with allies to the east. 

Trump cannot bring Europe and China together (Commentary)

François Godement - 06 July 2018

Donald Trump’s attack on the international trading system is changing the EU's relationship with China

Trump-Kim summit: Gambler’s diplomacy (Commentary)

François Godement - 13 June 2018

The agreement is a dead end sold as the road to denuclearisation and peace – and, as such, it beggars belief.