Articles on Asia & China

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

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