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Thu, May 6, 2021

Airbus CEO talks disputes with Boeing, a new Chinese rival, and hydrogen planes

Guillaume Faury joined the Atlantic Council's EU-US Future Forum to discuss the future of the airline industry, as it emerges from the pandemic.

Transcript by Atlantic Council

China Economy & Business

Thu, May 6, 2021

Chipwreck: Visualizing the downsides of semiconductors

The global chip shortage has impacted automakers far more than initially projected.

EconoGraphics by Niels Graham, Josh Lipsky

China Japan

Wed, May 5, 2021

Jain quoted in the New York Times on rebranding the G7 to focus on democracy

On May 5, Scowcroft Center Senior Fellow Ash Jain was quoted in the New York Times on why now is the time to rebrand the G7 into a group of like-minded democracies in order to confront China’s authoritarian challenges.

In the News by Atlantic Council

China Europe & Eurasia

Tue, May 4, 2021

The global economic recovery is a concerning tale of two worlds

The global economy is recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic faster than expected. However, advanced and low-income developing countries are recovering at different rates. This divergence creates serious economic risks in the short and long term for all countries, even those recovering well like the United States.

Blog Post by Jeff Goldstein

China Economy & Business

Tue, May 4, 2021

Mulder and Piliero in National Interest on spaceflight

On May 4, Forward Defense Senior Military Fellow Christopher Mulder and Young Global Professional Raphael Piliero wrote an op-ed for National Interest on the importance of US efforts in space as they relate to the Moon race. They argued that the 60th anniversary of the first American in space provides historical context—and necessity—for our future space endeavors.

In the News by Atlantic Council

China Russia

Mon, May 3, 2021

Crouch in Defense News on Taiwan

On May 3, Forward Defense Senior Military Fellow Lt Col Matthew Crouch wrote an op-ed for Defense News on ambiguity surrounding the US commitment to Taiwan. Crouch argued that China is testing boundaries with President Biden, aiming to see the extent to which he would defend Taiwan; this will necessitate a firm stance on the part of the new administration.

In the News by Atlantic Council

China Defense Policy

Sun, May 2, 2021

Here’s why China has gone on the offensive against Biden

The Chinese are more ready to push back against real and imagined slights, even as they escalate warnings and military activities around Taiwan. The question is how Biden will respond.

Inflection Points by Frederick Kempe

China Human Rights

Thu, Apr 29, 2021

Can the US win the AI race with China?

The United States is late in joining an “existential” struggle with China for supremacy in artificial intelligence, but leaders from the White House, Congress, and the Pentagon are finally stepping up, say former US deputy secretary of defense Robert O. Work and Oracle CEO Safra Catz.

New Atlanticist by Daniel Malloy

China Security & Defense

Thu, Apr 29, 2021

Computing to win: Addressing the policy blind spot that threatens national AI ambitions

Policymakers must make specialized hardware and software a core component of their strategic planning in order to fully realize the economic windfall of AI.

New Atlanticist by Saurabh Mishra and Keith Strier

China Digital Policy

Wed, Apr 28, 2021

The Rollout of the Digital Yuan

28. That’s the number of cities where China’s about to test drive the digital yuan. Our new animated map shows the rapid expansion planned for the mainland over the next eight months.

EconoGraphics by The GeoEconomics Center

China Digital Currencies


Wed, May 12, 2021

What might the year 2035 bring for China’s trade with Latin America?

Online Event A forward-looking conversation exploring what the future may hold for the commercial relationship between China and Latin America and the Caribbean over the next fifteen years.

9:00am China Latin America Trade

Wed, May 12, 2021

China’s Digital Currency: Threat or tempest in a teapot?

Online Event China’s ambition for its new digital currency has become a hotly debated – and often misunderstood – issue in Washington and beyond. This discussion takes an objective look at the future of the digital yuan and its implications for the global economy.

2:30pm China Digital Currencies Digital Policy International Markets