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.
YCW compiled a summary report of the inaugural YCW-Lau Conference held on 14 October 2017, centering on the theme: “China in 2050: The World Through Beijing’s Eyes.” Check out photos and the link to download the summary report on our blog.
Shen Dingli, Associate Dean at Fudan University’s Institute of International Studies and adviser on arms control and regional security, talks to YCW about the most pressing security issues facing China, spanning land reclamation in the South China Sea, Sino-U.S. relations, agitation from Pyongyang, Taiwan and tension with India. A must read for any China-watchers with a security focus.
In a new series from YCW, we surveyed three of our global chapters for their views on the evolving Sino-Russian relationship—and what may have been left out of recent amicable statements from Beijing and Moscow.
Why does institutionalized security cooperation in the Asia-Pacific remain fragmented? What is the way forward after the arbitration tribunal’s verdict on the South China Sea? Dr. Gudrun Wacker from the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP) tells us about conflict management in the South China Sea and the role of Europe and Germany in Asian security.