Month: July 2023

Henry Kissinger Meets Li Shangfu

On July 18, Henry Kissinger met with Chinese Defense Minister Li Shangfu in Beijing. This encounter stands in sharp contrast with Minister Li’s refusal to meet with US Defense Secretary, Lloyd Austin, on the sidelines of the Shangri-La Dialogue Security Forum in...

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China with Japanese Characteristics

Over seven years ago, there was a stunning article published on the front page of China’s state newspaper, People’s Daily. It took the form of a May 2016 interview with an anonymous “authoritative person,” long rumored (but never confirmed) to have been a high-ranking...

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Running in Place?

There can be no mistaking the recent flurry of diplomatic activity on the US-China front. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s June visit to Beijing has quickly been followed a similar mission of Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen. And press reports indicate that John...

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