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

Beijing’s Balancing Act

What’s next for China-Russia ties?

Experts across the Atlantic Council weigh in on Beijing’s unfolding reaction to Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine and the global implications of the Xi-Putin partnership.

New Atlanticist

Apr 13, 2022

Janet Yellen’s message to the world: There can be no ‘sitting on the fence’ on Russia

By Nick Fouriezos

The US secretary of the treasury joined the Atlantic Council ahead of next week’s IMF and World Bank meetings to address Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the economic fallout for the developing world.

China Climate Change & Climate Action

Fast Thinking

Mar 15, 2022

FAST THINKING: What China stands to gain—and lose—by wading into the Ukraine war

By Atlantic Council

How far will these autocrats take their “no limits” friendship?

China Conflict

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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.

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In the News

Jul 19, 2022

Warner to Cirilli: Chips bill needs to be on Biden’s desk ‘before August,’ via Yahoo! Finance

US Senate Intelligence Committee chairman Mark Warner (D-VA) spoke with Kevin Cirilli in an exclusive, wide-ranging interview about tech diplomacy. Cirilli is a visiting media fellow in the Atlantic Council’s Global China Hub as well as the Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue as part of the Global Tech Security Commission. Cirilli is a […]

China Technology & Innovation

In the News

Jul 16, 2022

Gering and Thibaut on the China in Africa Podcast

On July 16, 2022, Global China Hub fellow Tuvia Gering and Digital Forensic Research Lab resident China fellow Kenton Thibaut appeared on the China in Africa Podcast to discuss China’s discourse power in Africa and the Global South. More about our experts

Africa China

In the News

Jul 15, 2022

Weinstein in Foreign Affairs: Making War More Difficult to Wage – How Ukraine Is Changing the West’s Use of Export Controls

On July 15, 2022, Global China Hub fellow Emily Weinstein published an article in Foreign Affairs, “Making War More Difficult to Wage: How Ukraine Is Changing the West’s Use of Export Controls.” More about our expert

China Economic Sanctions

In the News

Jul 13, 2022

Schuman in the Atlantic: How China Wants to Replace the U.S. Order

On July 13, 2022, Global China Hub senior fellow Michael Schuman published an article in the Atlantic, “How China Wants to Replace the U.S. Order”. “What began as a trade war over Beijing’s discriminatory business practices and a tech war to dominate the industries of the future is now an ideas war—a battle to establish […]

China International Norms

In the News

Jul 5, 2022

Weinstein quoted in Hellenic Shipping News: Sanctions put globalization under strain

On July 5, 2022, Global China Hub fellow Emily Weinstein was quoted in Hellenic Shipping News article titled, “Sanctions put globalization under strain”. Looking at US sanctions against Huawei, Weinstein says, “We have to rethink what national security means. We have to figure out what we are doing with them. What we’re seeing now with […]

China Economic Sanctions

In the News

Jul 5, 2022

Cary quoted in Bloomberg: Shanghai Data Breach Exposes Dangers of China’s Trove

On July 5, 2022, Global China Hub fellow Dakota Cary was quoted in a Bloomberg article titled, “Shanghai Data Breach Exposes Dangers of China’s Trove”. “The PRC government is likely in crisis mode right now. It seems obvious to ask why Shanghai MPS needed access to all this data, but this is the exact system […]

China Cybersecurity


Jun 9, 2022

Free but secure trade: Priorities in support of national security

By Franklin D. Kramer

This report focuses on that interaction of economics and national security with recommendations to achieve the “free but secure trade” that US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen has identified as an objective.

China Economy & Business

AC Selects

Jun 7, 2022

AC Selects: China’s top-level decision making & the US Army’s role in conflict

Events from week of June 3, 2022 This week, the Global China hub hosted experts with deep knowledge of China’s political landscape to dispel misconceptions and provide evidence-based analysis of likely trajectories for Xi JinPing’s political control and policy agenda. Meanwhile, the Scowcroft Center hosted a conversation with Secretary Christine Wormuth to discuss the US […]

China Conflict

In the News

May 27, 2022

Schmidt to Cirilli: US needs a China plan

Former-Google CEO Eric Schmidt spoke with Kevin Cirilli in a recent conversation at the Indiana Global Economic Summit about building trust in technology networks and platforms. Schmidt is the co-founder of Schmidt Future and also serves as chairman of the Special Competitive Studies Project, whose mission is to “make recommendations to strengthen America’s long-term competitiveness […]

China Technology & Innovation

Press Release

May 26, 2022

Atlantic Council and Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue Launch Global Tech Security Commission

Keith Krach and former Estonian president Kersti Kaljulaid will lead nonpartisan commission of international leaders to develop global tech security strategy to counter techno-authoritarianism Washington, DC, May 26, 2022 – The Atlantic Council and Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue announce the launch of the nonpartisan Global Tech Security Commission to safeguard freedom from technological […]