Mon, Jan 27, 2020

The potential global impact of the coronavirus outbreak

Beijing “must act" to contain the corona virus outbreak, Miyeon Oh says, "especially in light of the indirect but potentially massive economic, social, and political impacts of the coronavirus in the region and around the world.” There is growing concern in Beijing as well, Robert A. Manning added, “that if this pandemic is only in its early stages, it could become the straw that broke the camel’s back for an already anemic economy.”

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

China International Markets

Mon, Jan 27, 2020

China-Middle East expert Jonathan Fulton joins Atlantic Council as nonresident senior fellow

Washington, DC—January 27, 2020—The Atlantic Council’s Middle East Programs today announced the addition of Jonathan Fulton as a nonresident senior fellow. Fulton specializes in the increasingly important field of Chinese policy toward the Middle East and last year wrote an Atlantic Council report on the subject. “Jonathan has already made notable contributions to the debate […]

Press Release by Atlantic Council

China Middle East

Sun, Jan 26, 2020

Davos dispatch: Has China won?

2020 could mark a significant year for the emerging, generational clash between democratic and authoritarian capitalism.

Inflection Points by Frederick Kempe


Fri, Jan 24, 2020

China’s Persian Gulf strategy: Keep Tehran and Riyadh content

The current tensions between Washington and Tehran have been a major stress test for China’s Persian Gulf strategy.

MENASource by Julia Gurol and Jacopo Scita

China Iran

Wed, Jan 22, 2020

Europe to take center stage in global trade talks

With the “phase one” trade deal behind them, the United States and China will now probably shift attention to sorting out their economic and trade relationships with Europe. Caught in the middle of the US-China trade war and geopolitical competition, the European Union (EU) has tried to steer an independent course, balancing security and geopolitical concerns with economic and business needs. Doing so, however, has exposed many differences vis-a-vis the United States as well as China.

New Atlanticist by Hung Tran

China European Union

Tue, Jan 21, 2020

The economic battleground between China and the United Kingdom

The importance of the Shanghai-London Stock Connect suspension will depend on whether additional policy moves targeting large British firms will follow. In terms of tangible effects, this event causes little economic disruption, but is probably the most symbolically important use of Chinese financial sanctions thus far.

New Atlanticist by Michael Greenwald

China Financial Regulation

Thu, Jan 16, 2020

Francis in Financial Post: In picking sides between China and the US, Canada’s choice is clear

In the News by Atlantic Council

China Economy & Business

Wed, Jan 15, 2020

Cohen in Forbes: Phase One Trade Deal: China Pledges To Buy Ambitious $50 Billion In US Energy Exports

In the News by Atlantic Council

China Energy & Environment

Wed, Jan 15, 2020

Tran joins Yahoo to discuss impact of US-China trade deal

In the News by Atlantic Council

China Economy & Business

Mon, Jan 13, 2020

Trump’s bilateral trade deals are undermining the global trading system

Overall, the three early 2020 agreements have started to transform the multilateral rule-based system into a largely bilaterally managed, outcome-based system. RTAs and their new practices accelerate the fragmentation of the world trading system into numerous trading zones with different overlapping memberships and trade coverage, tariffs, quotas, and quantitative trade targets, plus other rules such as local content and country of origin requirements as well as dispute settlement processes.

New Atlanticist by Hung Tran

China European Union