China Mainland

Come On Baby, Drive My New Energy Vehicle: Will China Be First to Completely Abandon Combustion Engine Cars?

China is engaged in a monumental top-down effort to promote the development of new-energy vehicles (NEVs)-- plug-in hybrids, pure-battery electrics, and fuel-cell autos. While China leds the world in NEVs, they are less than 1% of all cars on the street. However, the Chinese government's NEV policies, coupled with tax incentives, aim to push the number of NEV cars sold each year to 20% by 2025.

Wilson Center Experts React to President Trump's State of the Union Address

On Afghanistan

Michael Kugelman, Deputy Director and Senior Associate for South Asia, Asia Program:

Unpacking the Belt and Road Initiative: What Is It and Where Is It Going?

The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), China’s mammoth and globe-girdling infrastructure and trade corridor project, represents one of those rare watershed developments for international affairs—something so big and consequential that it is impossible to ignore, no matter where in the world one might be sitting.

Dispatches: February 2018

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Robert Daly on U.S.-China Talks and Tensions (BBC World News)

The United States is “asking for structural changes in China which really amount to an ask that the Chinese Communist Party change its mode of governance,” says Kissinger Institute Director Robert Daly. “That isn’t going to happen.”

China’s Belt and Road Initiative: Strategic and Economic Consequences

China's Belt and Road Initiative has attracted much interest since its first announcement by Xi Jinping in 2013.