Chen DingdingAssistant professor of Department of Politics at the University of Macau.
Expertise : International Relations; Political Economy
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Assistant professor of Department of Politics at the University of Macau.
The Top 5 Risks for US-China Relations in 2019
Conceived to be “one of tariff wars, unprecedented cyberattacks, and nuclear saber rattling,” 2018 was a year marked by international challenges as the U.S.-China confrontation ramped up to the edge of a full-blown crisis. Next year might well be the year in which that good fortune runs out for both sides. ...2019-01-25
Challenges for the US-China Trade War ‘Truce‘
China and the United States agreed on a 90-day ceasefire in the trade conflict at the G-20 summit in Buenos Aires in December last year. Since then, roughly half of that 90 day period has come and gone. At the meeting, Chinese President Xi Jinping aimed to persuade Donald Trump, his American counterpart, to abandon plans to raise tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods to 25 percent starting in January 2019....2019-01-10
For China, How Much Will the Outcome of the US Mid-Term Elections Matter?
The highly anticipated U.S. midterm elections are finally through. Although some votes are still being counted or recounted, the main result seems to be clear: the opposition Democratic Party has regained the control of the House while the Republican Party retains its majority in the Senate....2018-11-16
3 Types of Chinese Reactions to Mike Pence’s China Speech
Last week at the Hudson Institute in Washington, D.C., U.S. Vice President Mike Pence delivered the Trump administration’s first major policy speech on China. The speech was highly anticipated in both the United States and China because of its significance and the context in which it was delivered. Indeed, the Trump administration, since it took over in January 2017, has been criticized (rightly) for lacking a coherent China policy or even any China policy. ...2018-10-10
The US-China Trade War Has No Winners—Yet
There is little doubt that the most consequential geopolitical event this year is the ongoing trade war between China and the United States. A full-blown trade war between the two largest economies in the world is already in place with the most recent round of tariffs, with the United States imposing another $200 billion worth on Chinese goods and China retaliating with a $60 billion round on U.S. goods. Various analysts and commentators have hotly debated who will win the trade war and the impa...2018-10-10
In New Era of China-US Ties, Both Countries Must Manage Their Competition
The China-United States bilateral relationship — the most consequential bilateral in the world — has always received much global attention, particularly as the world is undergoing a structural transformation amid significant domestic transformations in both countries. In light of this, it is not surprising that strategists in both countries seek to develop new approaches and frameworks to cope with these changing new realities....2018-03-01
The Trump Administration`s National Security and National Defense Strategies Reveal a Change in Mindset Toward China
A careful review of these documents reveals some important ideas for the Trump administration’s approach toward the world as well as its policies toward China, with profound implications for U.S.-China relations and beyond....2018-01-30
China Has a New Grand Strategy and the West Should Be Ready
For a long time scholars and pundits have debating whether or not China has a clear grand strategy. Most believe the answer is “No,” mainly because the Chinese government has never clearly articulated a coherent version of grand strategic thinking in front of the world. Now that has changed....2017-10-31
"2016: G20 and China"
This book from the "history" of the G20's past and present, a comprehensive discussion of the G20's origin and role, agenda,