China Mainland

Shining a Light on a Greener Belt and Road: Chinese Solar Power Investment in Southeast Asia

As one of the most vulnerable regions to climate change, Southeast Asia is witnessing the world’s biggest jump in greenhouse gasses.

Eyeing the EU’s Overtures to China

Washington’s winters may or may not be harsher in recent years as a result of climate change. But in spite of all the concerns about weather pattern changes impacting nature, the city’s cherry blossoms have proven resilient to the volatility, this year being no exception. With the blossoms come another enduring fixture of springtime in Washington: the spring meetings of the IMF and the World Bank. Like the flowers, the message from the meetings too has been quite predictable.

Sources on China's Nuclear History

Introducing the many official publications, memoirs, and journals related to PRC nuclear history

It is not an easy job to do archival research on China's modern military history.

Due to the PRC's administrative policy of limiting access to its central archives, none of the original archives related to post-1949 military developments can be reached by civilian researchers—not to mention the military or nuclear archives.

The Evolution of U.S. Trade Strategy: Causes and Consequences for Asia

The Trump administration has taken U.S. foreign economic policy in directions not seen since the establishment of the postwar liberal regime for international trade.  The US has been unprecedentedly critical of the WTO, sought to replace NAFTA with a new US-Mexico-Canada agreement, and cast the EU as a foe in trade relations while halting progress on the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership.

Facing Chinese aggression and U.S. indifference, few options exist for Canada

Originally published in iPolitics on April 4, 2019.

200 Years of China’s History Through the Lens of Women

In this edition of Wilson Center NOW we are joined by Gail Hershatter, Distinguished Professor of History at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Hershatter discusses her latest book "Women and China’s Revolutions," which explores how the role of women has changed in Chinese society over the past two hundred years. She also focuses on the labor of women in domestic and public space in China and how this has shaped the nation’s move from republic to socialist nation to rising capitalist power.

The Seventh Annual Nancy Bernkopf Tucker Memorial Lecture on U.S.-East Asia Relations

Jack Downey, Sino-American Relations and International Law - Lessons for Today