Op Ed

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...

National Review: Is China Having a ‘Me Too’ Moment

Jianli Yang - November 15, 2021 Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai has publicly accused Zhang Gaoli — a former member of the seven-member Politburo Standing Committee (the highest authority in the Chinese Communist Party) and a former Chinese vice premier — of sexual...

Providence: On Taiwan: Goal Clarity, Strategic Tacitness, and Tactical Ambiguity

Jianli Yang - Oct. 27, 2021 The 110th anniversary of the founding of the Republic of China comes at a time of unprecedented Chinese military provocations against Taiwan. The democratic island nation of Taiwan still largely uses the legal system and keeps the national...

Providence Magazine: Common Prosperity or CCP Prosperity? The Real Motivation Behind China’s Wealth Redistribution Plan

By: Jianli Yang - Oct 08, 2021 Chinese President Xi Jinping has revived a decades-old term to refer to a key goal that China is now eager to achieve: “common prosperity.” Purportedly aimed at tackling the country’s growing income gap, the government is urging—in some...