R&D is the backbone of innovation. It supports the development of new scientific methods, technologies, and commercial goods – all of which can boost economic productivity and raise living standards. After decades of export-led growth, China is increasingly turning to innovation as a driver for its economy.
The challenges and opportunities presented by China’s rise are hotly contested. To help make sense of the issue, ChinaPower hosted its inaugural conference on November 14, 2017. The conference featured a series of debates between leading experts on the nature of Chinese power.
China’s emergence as a global power is likely to be one of the most consequential factors in twenty-first century international politics. Yet questions persist as to whether China is now a developed country. Learn more about China’s level of development with this ChinaPower exclusive.
China has emerged as one of the world’s largest providers of development finance. Between 2000 and 2014, China extended a total of $354 billion in loans, grants, and other resources to countries across the globe. This feature explores the global reach of China’s development finance, and how this spending intersects with Beijing’s growing political and economic interests.
States can leverage their currency to boost exports and expand their influence in international financial markets. Chinese leaders exercise considerable autonomy over the value of the RMB, yet critics have taken issue with how Beijing uses its monetary policies to promote its interests.
The Chengdu J-20 marks the first entry of a multirole stealth fighter into China’s armed forces. The J-20 has the potential to provide China with a variety of previously unavailable air combat options and enhance its capability to project power.
More international students are flocking to China than ever before, with over 440,000 foreigners studying in China in 2016. China also sends more of its students abroad than any other country. Learn more about China’s role in international education with this ChinaPower exclusive.
In recent years, Beijing has ramped up its military diplomacy to advance its foreign policy objectives. This push has increased China’s participation in military exercises and resulted in Chinese naval vessels calling at ports around the world. Learn more about China’s military diplomacy with this ChinaPower exclusive.