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.
The second annual YCW-Lau Conference, held on 13 October 2018, was a great success, bringing together China-focused experts and young thinkers on the theme: “Past, Present and Future: A long view of (r)evolution in China.” Read our free conference summary report on the blog, or rewatch the entire thing on YCW’s Facebook page.
Frank N. Pieke, the new head MERICS, argues that President Xi Jinping might find it more difficult than expected to secure a third term.
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.