New Atlanticist Jul 15, 2021
Why China’s digital currency threatens the country’s tech giants
By Jeremy Mark
China’s drive to develop technologies fueled by data has given its corporate crackdown a more profound purpose: to expand the data sources available to the government.
New Atlanticist Jul 13, 2021
Rallying the world’s democracies with ‘trusted connectivity’
By Kaush Arha
As a framework for investments in global infrastructure by democratic nations, the concept of ‘trusted connectivity’ can serve as a counterweight to efforts like China’s Belt and Road Initiative.
Inflection Points Jul 11, 2021
Lessons from the Didi IPO ride: Xi faces a tradeoff between economic dynamism and authoritarian grip
By Frederick Kempe
This was a clarifying week for global investors—or for anyone concerned about authoritarian capitalism—of just how much the Chinese Communist Party would be willing to pay to ensure its dominance. The answer represents an immeasurable loss of economic dynamism.