The U.S.-China Mini Deal (That Never Was?)

By Jack Caporal & Jonathan Lesh — Q1: What did the United States and China agree upon? A1: On October 11, President Trump announced that the United States and China reached a limited trade deal after more than a year of…

Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall

By William Reinsch — Despite the presence of Chinese negotiators in Washington last week, there has been more buzz about a different facet of the relationship—the National Basketball Association (NBA) tweet that produced a major Chinese backlash. You are probably…

Update on India’s States: October 16, 2019

Gujarat scores highest in integrated rating of state discoms; Andhra Pradesh launches new e-procurement portal; Rajasthan takes highway loan from the Asian Development Bank; Modi approves inclusion of displaced families in Jammu & Kashmir; Odisha faces coal shortage; Punjab launches…

Update on India’s States: October 9, 2019

Kerala ranks first on the School Education Quality Index; the center approves flood damage assistance to Bihar and Karnataka; Bihar amends property registration rules; Gujarat eases regulations for new MSMEs; Uttar Pradesh backs out of wind power agreement; journalists strike…

Update on India’s States: October 3, 2019

The center pushes back on Andhra Pradesh’s renegotiation of contracts; Delhi extends more power subsidies to consumers; Gujarat to turn 23 captive jetties into commercial ports; Uttar Pradesh’s electricity department launches new anti-theft stations; Assam to hear more appeals from…

Scoring the Trump-Abe Trade Deal

By Matthew P. Goodman — U.S. president Donald Trump and Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe initialed a bilateral trade agreement on September 25 on the margins of the UN General Assembly meeting in New York. The consensus view in Washington is that…

The Anxiety Behind Beijing’s Swagger

By Matthew P. Goodman —  I spent a few days in Beijing earlier this month to attend the annual China Development Forum (CDF). The elaborate two-day affair bringing together scholars, business people, and officials from China, the United States, and Europe…

The PRC Turns 70

By Jude Blanchette —  As President Donald Trump and other world leaders gathered for the United Nations General Assembly in New York this week, Xi Jinping, the general secretary of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), decided to skip the event…