Articles on Asia & China

The authoritarian entente: Sino-Russian security cooperation (Commentary)

Gustav Gressel - 17 October 2019

Sino-Russian arrangements for deepening cooperation on surveillance technology codify a process that has been going on for years.

The case for a sovereign Europe (Commentary)

Mark Leonard & Jeremy Shapiro - 01 July 2019

The EU's lack of sovereignty is becoming a threat. Against the Trump administration and in the face of emerging economic and technological markets, the EU risks lagging behind.

The end of “Chimerica” (Commentary)

Mark Leonard - 25 June 2019

By threatening the survival of the Chinese tech giant Huawei, the Trump administration has put an end to speculation about a possible rupture between the United States and China. A full-scale decoupling between the world's two largest economies is now under way, and a new age of zero-sum competition is beginning.

Onshore balancing: The threat to Oman's neutrality (Commentary)

Camille Lons - 03 April 2019

Oman's decision to grant the US Navy access to strategically important ports reflects intensifying global rivalry between the US and China. Europe can work to keep Oman a neutral mediator.

The EU, China, and human rights in Xinjiang: Time for a new approach (Commentary)

David Marques - 02 April 2019

The EU and its member states have the chance to ramp up the defence of Uighurs at the 9 April EU-China summit in Brussels. They should seize it

Italy's Chinese dilemma (Commentary)

Teresa Coratella - 20 March 2019

Ahead of Xi Jinping's visit to Italy, China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has joined the long series of issues that divide Italy's ruling parties 

The US and China are the closest of enemies (Commentary)

Mark Leonard - 27 November 2018

 After years of economic symbiosis in which the US purchased low-cost Chinese imports and China purchased US Treasuries, China has begun to pursue the prerogatives of a superpower, and the US has responded in kind. As a result, both countries are becoming more alike, particularly in their belief that there can be only one winner.

Europe’s migration lessons for Japan (Commentary)

Irina Angelescu - 15 November 2018

Japan's workforce is ageing fast and lawmakers are working to reform the country's immigration laws - what lessons can Europe teach Japan?

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