How to understand China and the role of its Party

How to understand China and the role of its Party

“There is virtually zero knowledge or understanding of the Chinese Communist Party in the West. It is seen as a clone of the Soviet Communist Party. In reality, it is entirely different. It has been extraordinarily successful, not just transforming China but is also in the process of changing the world. Everyone needs to know […]

Understanding the rise of China

Martin Jacques May 4, 2020 One of the world’s leading experts on China – and its relations with the West – presents a few absolutely essential building blocks of understanding China’s rise and why it will never become Western. If in your view these thoughts were useful, you may reward TFF for posting them here […]

Why the West doesn’t – and cannot – understand China

Why the West doesn’t – and cannot – understand China

By Martin Jacques, Cambridge University August 28, 2019 A delightful conversation about the essential difference between the West and China and why they have vitally different ways of relating to other countries and cultures. If you do business in China, travel as a tourist – which far too few Westerners do – teach international relations […]