To shield China from global volatility and pivot the Chinese economy toward greater self-reliance, Beijing is pursuing a new economic model centering on the Dual Circulation Strategy. China is making progress toward achieving some objectives of the strategy, but major challenges loom.
China Power will host its sixth annual conference as a series of keynote remarks and five virtual debates, featuring leading experts from both China and the United States to debate core issues underpinning the development of Chinese power.
China has heavily leveraged social media, especially Twitter, in an attempt to repair its reputation and cast doubt on prevailing global narratives about the pandemic. ChinaPower analysis reveals new details about the scope and objectives of Chinese disinformation and propaganda campaigns.
The Covid-19 pandemic have offered China an unprecedented opportunity to shore up its international image and influence by providing the world with public health goods. This ChinaPower feature provides a comprehensive assessment of the scope and impact of China’s Covid-19 medical aid and vaccine diplomacy.
Decades of economic growth and government prioritization have enabled China to position itself at the nexus of global maritime trade. Beijing is pushing to leverage the nation’s resources to further strengthen connectivity, with a key emphasis on enhancing port infrastructure.
Overseas visits by top officials are a critical component of diplomacy and soft power. This ChinaPower feature analyzes the foreign diplomatic travels of top Chinese officials, revealing unique insights into China’s foreign policy priorities.
China is the world’s second largest arms producer, but the ability of its arms industry to domestically develop certain advanced weapon systems is still growing. If China can successfully strengthen its defense industry, it can reduce its reliance on foreign technologies and establish itself as a global leader in cutting-edge military capabilities.
“Global cities” serve as critical nodes within the international economy. As China has rapidly developed in recent decades, historically prominent Chinese cities such as Beijing and Shanghai have grown in international influence, and new global cities like Shenzhen have emerged as key players in global commerce.