What the West gets wrong about China

What the West gets wrong about China

Rana Mitter and Elsbeth Johnson August 23, 2021 Many people have wrongly assumed that political freedom would follow new economic freedoms in China and that its economic growth would have to be built on the same foundations as in the West. The authors suggest that those assumptions are rooted in three essentially false beliefs about modern China: […]

Lord Macartney, China, and the convenient lies of history

Lord Macartney, China, and the convenient lies of history

James Carter February 25, 2020 In popular understanding, the Qianlong Emperor’s rejection of Lord Macartney and King George III was an act of hubris, a failure to recognize the military might of Britain and the West, the last prideful act of a waning empire before a “century of humiliation.” But what if our understanding is […]

America’s defining problem in 2021 isn’t China: It’s America

America’s defining problem in 2021 isn’t China: It’s America

Credit: amagnawa1092/Shutterstock Andrew J. Bacevich February 1, 2020 A new essay casts doubt on the China threat as promulgated by our nation’s ruling elite. Writing in the journal Palladium, Richard Hanania has produced the first must-read essay of 2021. A research fellow at Columbia University’s Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies, Hanania is part of an emerging […]

China unleashes the Health Silk Road against the Corona Pandemic

China unleashes the Health Silk Road against the Corona Pandemic

By Hussein Askary April 22, 2020 When China was fighting alone against the Corona virus in January and February, Western media mocked China and its leadership for mismanaging the health affairs of the nation. A Danish newspapers gleefully published a cynical cartoon of the Chinese flag with a cluster of Corona viruses instead of the […]

How the Coronavirus changed our lives

How the Coronavirus changed our lives

By Liu Jian, TFF Associate in Beijing Read the author’s first article here March 30, 2020 On January 18, after attending a meeting in Hangzhou, I planned to return to my home in Beijing. At that time, the Spring Festival in China was approaching. Although I had started buying tickets one week in advance, I […]

Insights into China’s victory over the Coronavirus

Insights into China’s victory over the Coronavirus

People line up to buy face masks from a medical supply company in Nanning, southern China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region on Wednesday, January 29, 2020. © 2020 Chinatopix. By Liu Jian, TFF Associate in Beijing Read the author’s second article here March 30, 2020 What we have experienced in the past two months is too dreamy […]