While the U.S.-China trade conflict dominated mainstream media, several other events of 2018 will shape the China of the future, among them the removal of the presidential term limits or the development of Artificial Intelligence capabilities. Looking back at the past year, we selected a few particularly insightful interviews and features that may provide a wider view on the variety of issues and topics emerging from the China-watching community globally.
MacroPolo Research Associate Neil Thomas chats to YCW about Western perceptions of Xi’s foreign policy, and propaganda and the “Toilet Revolution” in the Xi era.
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.