China

Politics & Society

Why Trump Really Wants to Ban TikTok

The battle between America and China being carried out through TikTok embodies a new form of modern warfare in which there is no threat of bombs, no threat of troops, but threats of taking away teenagers’ dancing videos.

Business & Economics

Covid-19 and The War for China’s Wallet: An Interview with Shaun Rein

China expert Shaun Rein assesses the country’s response to the Covid-19 crisis and talks about how the US unconsciously helped to accelerate Chinese dominance in the US-China trade war.

Philosophy & History

Why China Did Not Have A Renaissance – And Why That Matters

The r/Renaissance is often characterized as a particular epoch in European history and an important element in the traditional narrative of the rise of the West. Thomas Maissen and Barbara Mittler present different approaches to the question whether the European r/Renaissance offers new possibilities to the writing of global history.

Politics & Society

Is China prematurely declaring victory in its reforms?

At the heart of China’s economic take-off during the last four decades is a fragile equilibrium between economic reforms and one-party rule. The communist party has demonstrated pragmatism and adaptability – but just at a time when China seeks to fully enter the knowledge economy and participate in global markets, it has put the brake on further reforms.

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