Mohammed Al-Sudairi outlines the warming Sino-Saudi relationship, the role of the Gulf Region on the Belt and Road, and the importance of sensitivity to ideologies when conducting research on China.
This year began with President Xi Jinping extolling the virtues of globalization at Davos and, from there, never failed to deliver moments in global affairs that ranged from eyebrow-raising to surreal. We selected a few particularly insightful interviews and features that may provide some understanding of what happened in 2017, and a sense of direction for what lies ahead.
Matt Sheehan, Fellow at the Paulson Institute and creator of the Chinafornia newsletter, speaks to YCW about writing on China, U.S.-China cross-border investments, and going viral on Chinese social media.
Linda Jakobson: Founding Director and CEO of China Matters discusses her new book “China Matters: Getting it Right for Australia,” and offers her advice on pursuing a career in China policy.
As Chinese Premier Li Keqiang visits Europe this week, YCW’s Insa Ewert and Jan Philipp Pöter reflect on the cooling U.S.-EU relationship and see opportunity for China and the EU to take steps towards an ever-closer relationship.