Sino-American Relations in a Post-Pandemic World: From Solidarity to… the “Chinese” Virus?

As pretty much all loyal readers (should) know all too well, Sino-American relations have been tension-laden for trade-related reasons well before the coronavirus (later on COVID-19) became a known threat. It therefore makes perfect sense to see the relationship between the world’s #1 and #2 economic superpowers in nominal GDP terms from the perspective


China in a Post-Pandemic Geopolitical Framework: Global Solidarity vs. Isolationism

Something as devastating as a pandemic inevitably brings about economic consequences that can be remarkably difficult to identify… at least at the beginning. To make matters worse, the COVID-19 pandemic also made “globalized” supply chain weaknesses as well as over-optimization (for example, business models which revolve around “production on demand” rather than expensive and logistically


A Brief Biography of Xi Jinping

If you’re contemplating investing in a foreign country (in this case, China) then it’s a good idea to get a firm understanding of how that country operates culturally. One of the best ways to do just that is to look at the person in charge of running the country in question. Looking at the person


China in an International Border Closure Context

Much has been said about pretty much every facet of the Covid-2019 calamity but in our view, too little attention has been paid to the long-term international relations implications of the aggressive border closure action (to give perhaps the most obvious example) that has been taken worldwide. From Donald Trump who has been continuously bragging


Bernie Sanders from the Perspective of… China?

Whether we are referring to the 2016 election, when Hillary Clinton ended up being chosen as the Democratic Nominee rather than Bernie Sanders or to the 2020 one, where pretty much a repeat occurred, with the mainstream moderate candidate Joe Biden being on the receiving end of advantages brought about not necessarily by his own


Does China Consider Joe Biden a “Desirable” President?

This much is certain: while many Americans are quick to dismiss Joe Biden as yet another “mainstream” candidate who wants to do little more than preserve the status quo due to his let’s say centrist allure (compared to both Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders, two candidates who have made disrupting the system the focal point


China in a Possible Global Supply Chain Complexity Reduction Scenario

Regardless of how you feel with respect to the medical dimension of the coronavirus or, more specifically, covid-19 situation, there is no denying that it has unleashed consequences that are impossible to ignore when it comes to the economic dimension. In light of the fact that the team does not consist of epidemiologists or


Is the Trade War Good or Bad for China?

The trade war between the United States and China seemed to be all you heard about in 2018 and the beginning of 2019. Although it has taken a backseat to several more pressing issues that have come up recently, this figurative war is still raging. As a trade war between the world’s two largest economies


The Xinjiang Conflict and China’s Uyghur Minority: Domestic and Global Implications

The Xinjiang conflict (with Xinjiang being an autonomous region located in the far-northwest of China) has been brewing in one way or another since 1931, in light of the fact that clashes started emerging between Muslim minorities (especially Uyghurs) and the Han Chinese population. Such situations can be found in many countries, where a minority


Just How Dependent Is China on the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)?

Time and time again, headlines surrounding various points of tension between the United States and the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) pop up, with experts fervently commenting on one aspect or another of this equation but oftentimes ignoring the elephant in the room: the fact that at this point in time and most likely