China Mainland

Does the Indo-Pacific Matter for Washington?

There is an old saying in Washington: “show me your budget and I’ll show you your strategy.” It means that resources–not rhetoric–are the key determinant of a country’s national security strategy, especially when they don’t match up. I recently participated in a private discussion of American thought leaders about how the United States could strengthen its approach to the South China Sea–an area of tremendous geopolitical significance in the broader U.S. competition with China.

In Trade Trouble, China Sees North American Opportunity

This article originally appeared in The Wilson Quarterly.

U.S.-China Trade Battles – in a Larger War

In this edition of Wilson Center NOW, Kissinger Institute Director Robert Daly considers where U.S.-China relations stand, amid heightened tensions surrounding the escalating trade dispute between the two nations.

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Demographic Challenges in Asian Pensions

Paying for pensions is vital to the quality of life for future retirees in Asia.  It's also an issue of great political and economic importance to current and future policy makers in the region.  They are currently wrestling with the dual problems of growing population in the poorest of countries while more developed Asia powers face the quickly approaching reality of rapid aging and declining population. 

New Innovations for Green Financing in Urban China

To reduce the energy and carbon footprint of Chinese cities and meet the country's Paris Climate Agreement targets, it is estimated that by 2020, China needs to invest $254 billion to support the construction of green buildings and retrofit existing ones. There is potential for a billion-dollar market of cost-effective, green, and energy efficient building opportunities in China; however, few structures exist in China’s market for banks and institutional investors to deploy capital for energy efficiency.

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