News

Review highlights at the Center and commentary of our experts in the press.

Xi Jinping celebrates China’s rising power — and his own
Oct. 18, 2017, Susan Shirk appeared on PBS News Hour

China's Communist Party elders picked Xi Jinping because they thought they could control him. They were wrong
Oct. 16, 2017, Susan Shirk cited in Los Angeles Times

Xi Jinping Presses Military Overhaul, and Two Generals Disappear
Oct. 11, 2017, Tai Ming Cheung quoted in The New York Times

China Central Bank Boss Calls for Reform Amid Congress Countdown
Oct. 9, 2017, Victor Shih quoted in Bloomberg News

 

October

September

Xi Jinping Remakes the Military: Domestically Acquiescent, Externally Emboldened
Sept. 21, 2017, Tai Ming Cheung authored in China Focus

China hit by financial scam 'epidemic'
Sept. 19, 2017, Victor Shih quoted in BBC News

The General Secretary’s Extended Reach: Xi Jinping Combines Economics and Politics
Sept. 11, 2017, Barry Naughton authored paper in China Leadership Monitor

China's North Korea stance: laggard or leader?
Sept. 11, 2017, Susan Shirk quoted in Christian Science Monitor

John Park on How to Cooperate with China on Sanctions
Sept. 9, 2017, Stephan Haggard authored blog post for North Korea: Witness to Transformation

Xi Jinping Remakes the Military: Domestically Acquiescent, Externally Emboldened
Sept. 21, 2017, Tai Ming Cheung authored blog post for China Focus

August

Promoting U.S.-China Cooperation in Global Affairs
Aug. 30, 2017 | By Elaine Wei | The Bishops School
GPS’s 21st Century China Center, in partnership with the Global Leadership Institute, hosted high school students on campus for its annual U.S.-China Future Leaders Summer Program

US-China Relations After Six Months of Trump
Aug. 30, 2017, Susan Shirk featured on ChinaFile (podcast)

Xi Jinping’s U-turn to Personalistic Rule
Aug. 30, 2017, Susan Shirk authored blog post for China Focus

Drone swarms vs conventional arms: China's military debate
Aug. 24, 2017, Tai Ming Cheung quoted in Financial Times (subscription required)

China May Resurrect Title of 'Chairman,' Unused Since Mao's Death
Aug. 22, 2017, Tai Ming Cheung quoted in Voice of America

China state-owned telecom privatisation seen as too timid
Aug. 21, 2017, Barry Naughton quoted in Financial Times (subscription required) 

UK publisher pulls scholarly articles from China website at Beijing's request
Aug. 18, 2017, Victor Shih quoted in Nasdaq

North Korea Dismisses Trump’s Threats, Warns Of “Absolute Force”
Aug. 9, 2017, Tai Ming Cheung interviewed on KPBS (audio) 

Trump May Toughen Trade Threats on China
Aug. 2, 2017, Victor Shih quoted in Bloomberg

Xi shores up power with demand for army obedience and foreign respect
Aug. 1, 2017, Susan Shirk quoted in The Guardian

July

Spotlight: Expert values U.S.-China cooperation, as companies hammer out programs for cyber security
July 24, 2017, Susan Shirk quoted in Xinhua

Mammoth Chinese Conglomerate HNA Group Reveals New Details About Its Ownership
July 23, 2017, Victor Shih quoted in Fortune

From Political Star to ‘a Sacrificial Object’ in China
July 22, 2017, Susan Shirk quoted in The New York Times

Reform of China’s ailing state-owned firms is emboldening them
July 22, 2017, Barry Naughton quoted in The Economist

At the Finish, Dalian Wanda of China Rewrites a Blockbuster Sale
July 19, 2017, Victor Shih quoted in The New York Times

Friends fought for Liu Xiaobo; Western governments were more cautious
July 14, 2017, Susan Shirk quoted in Financial Review

U.S. diplomat heads to Asia but no talks with North Korea scheduled
July 6, 2017, IGCC cited in Reuters

North Korea and the Trouble With China
July 6, 2017, Stephan Haggard authored article for The Atlantic

The Political Fragility of the Current Regime in China
July 4, 2017, Susan Shirk interviewed by Revue de la régulation

Xi, Abe Get Phone Calls From Trump as Asian Tensions Rise
July 2, 2017, Susan Shirk quoted in Bloomberg

June

Commemorating five years of friendship
June 8, 2017, article about delegates from Fudan University visiting UC San Diego in GPS News

Secretary Mattis on the Asian Landscape
June 6, 2017, Stephan Haggard authored blog post for North Korea: Witness to Transformation

Russia and China Are Bulking Up in the U.S.'s Backyard
June 6, 2017, Richard Feinberg quoted in Bloomberg

The meteoric rise of Chinese consumerism will reshape the world, and maybe even destroy it
June 4, 2017, Karl Gerth quoted in Quartz

America Heads to the Exit: What Trump Got Wrong about Paris
June 2, 2017, David Victor authored article for Yale 360

May

Guo Wengui, forcing China to make concessions to exile
May 31, 2017, Victor Shih quoted in New York Times (Chinese)

California governor looks abroad for climate changes allies
May 31, 2017, Susan Shirk quoted in ABC News

What Does China Want? Part II: Taking up the Wang Yi Proposal and the China-DPRK War of Words
May 22, 2017, Stephan Haggard authored blog post for North Korea: Witness to Transformation

Flourishing spirituality in China, apart from traditional Western dogma
May 19, 2017, Richard Madsen authored op-ed for The Washington Post

U.S. pullout doesn't deter aspiring TPP members
May 18, 2017, Weiyi Shi featured on Marketplace (audio)

Try carrot and stick with North Korea, official urges US and China
May 10, 2017, Susan Shirk quoted in South China Morning Post

US Embassy Officials Helped Persecuted Chinese Christian Family Escape to America
May 11, 2017, Susan Shirk quoted in The Christian Post

Does China account for 90% of North Korean trade, as Rex Tillerson said?
May 1, 2017, Stephan Haggard quoted in PolitiFact

After Failed Talks With Kushner, More Trouble for a Chinese Tycoon
May 1, 2017, Victor Shih quoted in The New York Times

April

The US-China Fight Over Trade: The Ultimate Test of the WTO Framework
April 19, 2017, Ann Listerud '16 authored article for The Diplomat

For North Korea, cutting off oil supplies would be devastating
April 13, 2017, Stephan Haggard quoted in Reuters

Trump Can't Bring Back All Those Jobs From China. Here's What He Can Do
April 7, 2017, Gordon Hanson interviewed for WPSU Penn State

Five priorities for Donald Trump when he meets Xi Jinping
April 5, 2017, Susan Shirk writes article for South China Morning Post

International Order On The Line For Trump-Xi Meeting
April 5, 2017, Susan Shirk featured on On Point (audio)

Chinese President Xi Jinping and President Trump to Meet Amid Rising Tensions
April 4, 2017, Susan Shirk featured on KQED (audio)

Xi and Trump: What’s the Big Deal?
April 2017, Susan Shirk interviewed in Carnegie Corporation of New York (audio)