Economics

The Hill: 2022 will be a big year for Xi Jinping — but he must fix China’s economic slide

By: Jianli Yang - Jan 3, 2021 When showing off China’s economic achievements and using them to denigrate democracy, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) often has claimed that “Democracy cannot be eaten.” Chinese leader Xi Jinping recently portrayed China’s political...

National Review: Xi Gaslights the World with Ludicrous Claims of Chinese ‘Democracy’

By: Jianli Yang - December 10, 2021 Everyone understands that China is in fierce competition with the United States economically, geopolitically, technologically, and militarily. The competition is between the world’s most powerful democracy and the world’s most...

Foreign Policy: U.S.-China Trade Talks Should Prioritize Opening Up China’s Internet

By: Jianli Yang & Lianchao Han U.S. President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping finally held their much-anticipated virtual summit on Monday. After the meeting, intended to normalize relations and establish guardrails for contest, competition, and...

The Hill: China asks its sworn rival, the United States, to ‘guide’ the Taliban

By: Jianli Yang - 9/16/2021 Following the U.S. pullout from Afghanistan, many countries are watching the situation carefully, since a lot of diplomacy hinges on which side of the line each nation stands with respect to Afghan politics. According to reports, in a late...