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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In the News

May 24, 2022

Schuman in the Atlantic: China is doing Biden’s work for him

By Atlantic Council

On May 24, 2022, Global China Hub senior fellow Michael Schuman published an article in The Atlantic, “China Is Doing Biden’s Work for Him”. “Beijing will have to woo the world with more than money. Chinese leaders are attempting to promote their own values and norms—of the authoritarian persuasion—on the global stage. That’s won China […]

China East Asia

Report

May 11, 2022

China’s faltering “zero COVID” policy: Politics in command, economy in reverse

By Jeremy Mark, Michael Schuman

Could Beijing's doubling down on the "zero COVID" policy undermine the narrative of China’s superiority in responding to the pandemic—and the image and stature of Xi’s rule?

China Coronavirus
Men wearing masks

Annual Report

May 10, 2022

Global China Hub

By Atlantic Council

The China Global Hub was founded in September 2021 to research and devise allied solutions to the global challenges posed by China’s rise.

In the News

Apr 19, 2022

Culver and Lin in Foreign Policy: China’s Taiwan plans may get faster and deadlier

By Atlantic Council

On April 19, 2022, Global China Hub nonresident senior fellow John K. Culver and CSIS China Power Project director Bonny Lin published an article in Foreign Policy, “China’s Taiwan Plans May Get Faster and Deadlier”. In the article, Culver and Lin argue that it is possible that the Ukraine conflict “may introduce some near-term uncertainty […]

China Politics & Diplomacy

In the News

Apr 18, 2022

Schuman in The Atlantic: China’s costly exceptionalism

By Atlantic Council

On April 18, 2022, Global China Hub senior fellow Michael Schuman published an article in The Atlantic, “China’s Costly Exceptionalism”. “‘Zero COVID’ may ultimately serve as a lesson for Beijing in the perils of exceptionalism. Americans have come to realize that their own belief in their nation’s mission comes with great cost in lives, money, […]

China Politics & Diplomacy

In the News

Mar 24, 2022

Drun in Taiwan News: US must actively counter China’s distortion of UN treaty to isolate Taiwan – think tank report

By Atlantic Council

On March 24, 2022, Global China Hub fellow Jessica Drun’s report was discussed in a Taiwan News article, “US must actively counter China’s distortion of UN treaty to isolate Taiwan: think tank report.”

China Politics & Diplomacy

In the News

Mar 24, 2022

Drun quoted in New York Times: China’s push to isolate Taiwan demands US action, report says

By Atlantic Council

On March 24, 2022, Global China Hub fellow Jessica Drun’s German Marshall Fund report with GMF Asia Director Bonnie Glaser was featured in a New York Times article, “China’s push to isolate Taiwan demands US action, report says.”

China Politics & Diplomacy

In the News

Mar 18, 2022

Shullman quoted in Washington Post: Biden warns China not to help Russia on Ukraine

By Atlantic Council

On March 18, 2022, Global China Hub senior director David Shullman was quoted in Washington Post’s article, “Biden warns China not to help Russia on Ukraine”. “This war is a massive disruption at a terrible time for China,” said Shullman. “Beijing doesn’t know how this will end. … They don’t see an opportunity right now […]

China Politics & Diplomacy

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

In the News

Mar 13, 2022

Schuman featured on MSNBC: Dissecting China’s all-in allyship with Russia

By Atlantic Council

On March 13, 2022, Global China Hub nonresident senior fellow Michael Schuman joined MSNBC to discuss the allyship between China and Russia, China’s reactions to Western sanctions on Russia, as well as the recent reporting that Russia asked China for military aid.

China Politics & Diplomacy

Events