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In the News

Nov 5, 2022

Roberts Featured in The China Project, Following the Global Financial Leaders’ Investment Summit

On November 4, IPSI Senior Fellow Dexter Tiff Roberts published a piece in The China Project on bullish bankers, following Hong Kong’s Global Financial Leaders’ Investment Summit.

China Economy & Business

In the News

Nov 1, 2022

Roberts Discusses Xi’s Speech at China’s 20th Party Congress in The China Project, DW, and Global Finance

On October 21, IPSI Senior Fellow Dexter Tiff Roberts published an article in The China Project on Xi’s speech at the opening of the 20th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party. He highlighted Xi’s emphasis on security and discussed the implications of this on the economy. Roberts offered additional insights on Xi’s speech in […]

China Economy & Business

In the News

Nov 1, 2022

Aoki Comments on North Korean Missile Launches in NK News

On September 30, IPSI Nonresident Senior Fellow Naoko Aoki offered comments in an NK News article on “What to make of North Korea’s missile launching spree around Harris visit.” Aoki suggests that, while events such as Harris’ visit to Seoul and the inter-Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) may have motivated North Korea to conduct missile tests, […]

Indo-Pacific Korea

Fast Thinking

Oct 16, 2022

Reading between the lines of Xi’s party congress speech

By Atlantic Council

How should the world interpret his rhetoric about Taiwan? What was conspicuously absent from the speech? Our experts weigh in.

China Crisis Management

In the News

Oct 7, 2022

Aoki quoted in Bloomberg on Kim Jong Un’s Silence

On October 6, IPSI Nonresident Senior Fellow Naoko Aoki was quoted in a Bloomberg article titled, “Kim Jong Un’s Silence as Missiles Fly Shows Strategy Shift.” In a conversation on North Korea’s silence on recent tests as it focuses on advancing its goal of a credible nuclear strike, Aoki explained, “The big picture here is […]

Korea Missile Defense

In the News

Oct 6, 2022

Roberts featured in the Financial Times on the Chinese Economy

On October 5, IPSI Senior Fellow Dexter Tiff Roberts appeared in a Financial Times article, “Xi Jinping’s last chance to revive the Chinese economy.” According to Roberts, Xi Jinping has slowed social reform to preserve party control. However, Roberts concludes that without course correction and economic reform, China will struggle to achieve high-income status as […]

China Economy & Business

In the News

Oct 5, 2022

Aoki Comments on North Korean Missile Launch in VOA

On October 4, IPSI Nonresident Senior Fellow Naoko Aoki appeared in VOA clip, “US, Japan, South Korea Condemn North Korean Missile Launch.” She confirms that North Korea is trying to take advantage of the United States’ shifted focus on the war in Ukraine. Aoki explains that this consequently provides North Korea some room to pursue […]

Indo-Pacific Korea

In the News

Sep 23, 2022

Roberts Reviews China Books

On September 22, IPSI Senior Fellow Dexter Tiff Roberts published, “At stake in the U.S.-China rivalry: The shape of the global political order,” in The Washington Post. This is a book review of three China books: Revolution and Dictatorship: The Violent Origins of Durable Authoritarianism, by Steven Levitsky and Lucan Way; Xi Jinping: The Most […]

China Civil Society

In the News

Sep 23, 2022

Roberts on Xi-Putin Meeting

On September 15, IPSI Senior Fellow Dexter Tiff Roberts published an article titled, “The Xi-Putin meeting: It’s not about the money,” in The China Project. Roberts argues that, despite Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping’s announcement of a “no limits” partnership, it does, in fact, face serious limits. Roberts concludes that politics underlie Xi’s close relations […]

China Politics & Diplomacy

In the News

Sep 13, 2022

Roberts Featured in The China Project

On September 9, IPSI Senior Fellow Dexter Tiff Roberts published an article, “The financial news that really matters: The local government cash crunch holding back China,” in The China Project. Roberts discusses Chinese local governments’ challenge to stimulate economic growth amid COVID lockdowns and collapsing land sales, a market which otherwise serves as the main […]

China Economy & Business