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What to watch during China’s 20th Party Congress

The National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party, which happens once every five years, saw Xi Jinping continue to try to undermine the rules-based order and push back against US global power, Atlantic Council experts explain.

Issue Brief

Oct 18, 2022

An allied strategy for China after the 20th Party Congress

By Matthew Kroenig, Jeffrey Cimmino, David O. Shullman, Colleen Cottle, Emma Verges

Chinese president Xi Jinping secured a third term in power as general secretary, and China is likely to continue along a more assertive course in global affairs. The United States and its allies need an updated strategy to navigate this period of relations with China.

China Economy & Business

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Cross-Council China Spotlight

Fast Thinking

Aug 3, 2022

The coming aftershocks from Pelosi’s Taiwan trip

By Atlantic Council

With Pelosi now wheels-up from Taipei, what’s coming next in the US-China showdown? And how will the trip shake up life in Taiwan?

China Crisis Management

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The Atlantic Council’s Global China Hub researches and devises allied solutions to three of the greatest challenges posed by China’s rise: 1) China’s growing influence on countries, global institutions, and democratic values; 2) the global ramifications of political and economic change in Xi Jinping’s China; and 3) China’s drive to dominate emerging technologies and consequences for individual rights and privacy.

The Global China Hub addresses these challenges by amplifying and strategically expanding the Atlantic Council’s body of work on China, leveraging our values, extensive global network, and capacity for integrating insights and information across our 15 other programs and centers. In doing so, the Hub capitalizes on the Council’s unique capacity to ascertain “ground truth” on China’s global impact and to galvanize creative policy solutions among US and allied government stakeholders.

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What happens in China no longer stays in China. Chinese leaders’ approach to everything from economic reform to regulation of the tech industry to mounting political repression will affect China’s trajectory as a great power, with direct consequences for US and allied interests and values. China Inside Out will provide cutting-edge insights into the domestic drivers of China’s external behavior and shape more effective allied policy responses.

The competition is on to dominate the emerging technologies and industries of the future. At risk are not only the economic benefits associated with advantages in semiconductors, AI, quantum computing, robotics, and other domains, but the future of democracy and individual rights. Developing concrete steps to promote technological advances that bolster democratic governance and individual rights will help the United States and its allies outflank rather than react to China’s future techno-authoritarian efforts.

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AC Selects

Nov 28, 2022

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Nov 28, 2022

Experts react: What this wave of protests means for the future of the Chinese Communist Party

By Atlantic Council experts

How is the CCP likely to scramble to save face in the midst of rare protests—and will its efforts even work? Our experts give their takes on what the future holds.

China Freedom and Prosperity

Issue Brief

Nov 28, 2022

How the Chinese government is financing its way to becoming a techno-superpower

By Ngor Luong

Beijing is committed to becoming a state-led and self-sufficient techno-superpower. In doing so, the Chinese government is consolidating its influence in both the domestic market and overseas markets where Chinese firms are active, while simultaneously mobilizing public, private, and public-private investment vehicles to support these tech ambitions.

China Economy & Business

Fast Thinking

Nov 28, 2022

Is China facing another Tiananmen moment?

By Atlantic Council

Our experts break down how far China's anti-lockdown protest movement could go, what kind of threat it poses to Xi’s government, and what the world should expect next.

China Coronavirus

New Atlanticist

Nov 16, 2022

Beijing’s foreign-policy decisions aren’t determined by its political calendar

By Mark Parker Young

There is little connection between the timing of political events and the strength of Beijing's responses to external provocations. International policymakers should take note.

China Crisis Management

Strategic Insights Memo

Nov 15, 2022

Designing domestic and multilateral strategies for maintaining technological superiority

By Peter Engelke, Emily Weinstein

This fall, the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security and the Global China Hub convened experts and officials in a private workshop to discuss how the United States, in conjunction with allies and partners, might design strategies to maintain technological superiority over China. The workshop explored the necessary components of a competitive strategy via both “protect” and “run faster” policies. This memo draws from insights gathered during the workshop to give policy makers a better understanding of the potential tools in the strategic arsenal.

China Defense Technologies

Fast Thinking

Nov 14, 2022

What did Xi and Biden just accomplish?

By Atlantic Council

Our Sinologists read between the lines of the diplomat-speak following the US president and Chinese leader's meeting in Bali.

China Crisis Management

New Atlanticist

Nov 8, 2022

The G7’s $600 billion response to China’s Belt and Road Initiative is here. This is how to make sure it succeeds.

By Kaush Arha

Here are five recommendations for how to execute the Partnership for Global Infrastructure and Investment.

Economy & Business Inclusive Growth

Issue Brief

Oct 18, 2022

An allied strategy for China after the 20th Party Congress

By Matthew Kroenig, Jeffrey Cimmino, David O. Shullman, Colleen Cottle, Emma Verges

Chinese president Xi Jinping secured a third term in power as general secretary, and China is likely to continue along a more assertive course in global affairs. The United States and its allies need an updated strategy to navigate this period of relations with China.

China Economy & Business

AC Selects

Oct 17, 2022

AC Selects: Addressing Jordan and Egypt’s economic challenges and China’s unprecedented third term presidency

Last week, Jordan’s Minister of Finance, Mohamad Al-Ississ and Egypt’s Minister of Planning and Economic Development, Hala H. Elsaid sat down with the EmpowerME initiative to discuss challenges and potential areas of growth for their economic and financial sectors. The GeoEconomics Center and Global China hub hosted two panels of experts to examine the 20th […]

China Economy & Business