‘Tough on China’ Historically Never Comes to Fruition

Brief: Donald Trump’s nomination of China-hawk Peter Navarro as head of the White House’s Trade Council has sparked concern about the future of US-China relations. However, historically US presidents have reversed their ‘tough on China’ policies in the face of diplomatic, economic, and security issues.  Implications: This type of fear mongering and propaganda plays directly into … More ‘Tough on China’ Historically Never Comes to Fruition

The Diplomatic Value in Hangzhou’s G20 Facelift

Hangzhou, China hosts the G20 summit on Sept. 4th. Despite various human rights groups’ insistence that world leaders utilize this opportunity to confront the PRC on unresolved humanitarian issues, the PRC has insisted that members of the G20 avoid sensitive topics or international disputes. Expect world leaders to comply. … More The Diplomatic Value in Hangzhou’s G20 Facelift

Car Bombing – Chinese Embassy Kyrgyzstan

30 Aug 16, 9:30 AM – Car bomb at Chinese Embassy Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan kills one injures two. Suspected that Uighur separatists are responsible, symbolically ahead of Kyrgyzstan’s 25th independence anniversary on 31 Aug. Expect immediate, prolonged communications blackout and escalated security restrictions in Xinjiang, China. … More Car Bombing – Chinese Embassy Kyrgyzstan