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President Joe Biden signs a memorandum on increasing tariffs on China under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974, May 14, 2024, in the White House Rose Garden

The High Costs of Tariffs without End [PDF]
Victor Shih comments on how the tariffs could hurt U.S. economy and competitiveness


Is there Inner Party Push Back to Xi’s Economic Policies? [PDF]
Victor Shih takes a peek behind the curtain at the inner machinations of the CCP to tell us the state of pushback against Xi from within the Party, with a particular eye towards Li Keqiang in this authored piece for The Wire China


Can one statement fundamentally calm market volatility in China?
Victor Shih dives into the motivations behind the supposed policy shift and explains why the incentives are still misaligned

Natali Sevriukova reacts next to her house following a rocket attack on Kyiv, Ukraine, Friday, Feb. 25, 2022.

China Enters the Center Stage of Global Affairs
Victor Shin writes about China’s possible role in helping Russia and its oligarchs circumvent U.S. sanctions

A coal-fired power plant, Shanghai, October 2021; Aly Song / Reuters

China’s Power Outage: The Real Reasons Behind Beijing’s Energy Crisis
Michael Davidson writes about China's energy crisis in Foreign Affairs


What’s Behind China’s Regulatory Storm
Barry Naughton delves into China’s recent rash of increasing regulation, analyzing it in the context of China’s post-Mao era and providing insight on what these regulations mean going forward.


The Longterm Consequences of China’s Cash-Strapped Cities
Victor Shih details the unexpected consequences of China’s push to reduce reliance on real estate debt-financed growth. While the ramifications in terms of risk for the broader economy have been broadly discussed, Shih’s piece examines the potential negative secondary effects on local policy innovation induced by this decision

Photo of Xi Jinping with a flag of China in the background

The Party Politics Driving Xi Jinping
Barry Naughton and Jude Blanchette discuss the new Common Prosperity slogan and its relationship with pressures Xi faces from within the Communist Party


The Real Reason Behind China’s Three-Child Policy
Wang Feng comments on the Chinese government allowing married couples to have up to three children


China’s Techno-Dictatorship [PDF]
Victor Shih writes on The Wire China about the 14th Five-Year Plan’s signals on politics, technology and the economy


How the fallout from the U.S.-China trade war spreads
Victor Shih writes in Los Angeles Times op-ed on the widespread consequences of the bilateral trade conflict


The Contradiction Between Opening and Guaranteed Outcomes
Victor Shih explains financial liberalization in the China Leadership Monitor


How technology can save the planet
Michael Davidson, David Victor, et. al. co-authored article in Foreign Affairs May/June 2020 issue on the paths to a zero-carbon future


Foreign policy experts call for end to hate crimes against Asian American community: Readers
Tai Ming Cheung, Peter Cowhey, Stephan Haggard, Ruixue Jia, Barry Naughton, Victor Shih and Susan Shirk signed joint statement


Commentary: Synergy between Asia and America will be essential after the pandemic ends
Samuel Tsoi reflects on the enormity of global challenges ahead that will require Pacific Rim nations to cooperate and build resiliency


A Truce in the Trade War Will Save American Lives
Susan Shirk and Yanzhong Huang argue immediately lifting all tariffs on personal protection equipment will enable doctors and nurses to safely do their work


Saving Lives in America, China, and Around the World
A statement organized by Asia Society's Center on U.S.-China relations & the 21st Century China Center at UC San Diego's School of Global Policy and Strategy.


UC San Diego Forum on U.S.-China Relations - Fifteen Key Takeaways
The inaugural UC San Diego Forum on U.S.-China Relations featured 60 participants drawn from business, the military, academia and think tanks, as well as several participants from China. Following are fifteen key takeaways from the forum.