U.S.-China Economic & Security Review Commission to Hold Hearing on China’s Advanced Weapons, Thurs. 23 February 2017, Dirksen Senate Office Building, Rm. 419
Posted: 17 Feb 2017 04:10 PM PST
Thursday, February 23, 2017
Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 419
As China’s navy undergoes a change in leadership, what lies ahead for the rapidly modernizing service? On January 17, 2017, 71-year old Admiral Wu Shengli retired from a 41-year career culminating in nearly 11 years as commander of the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN), making him the second-longest-serving Chinese naval head in history. The longest-serving was Xiao Jinguang, who led the PLAN, albeit with some political interruption, during a particularly difficult three decades from 1950-79.
Summary - This paper pursues an inquiry into the relationship between ethnicity and development in the largest authoritarian country in the contemporary world, the People’s Republic of China. It engages the theoretical literature on ethnic diversity and development in general, but also pays special attention to political economy logics unique to authoritarian systems.
Chinese Naval Shipbuilding Capability: An Uncertain Course adds the most recent volume to Dr. Andrew Erickson’s excellent edited collections on the increase of the People’s Republic’s military, economic, and industrial power published by the Naval Institute Press. Erickson’s credentials include a professorship in strategy at the Naval War College, a research associateship at Harvard’s Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, and [serving as] a regular congressional witness on areas pertaining to Chinese capabilities and strategy. He is a giant in the field.
The 70th anniversary year of India's independence after two centuries of British colonial rule provides an excellent occasion to take the measure of a country that, today, is pivotal for both Asian and international stability. At 70, despite the persistent domestic challenges of poverty and inequality,1 India is widely considered a rising power,2 and is indisputably the world's largest democracy.
Abstract: How does multinational corporation (MNC) activity affect corruption in developing countries? The existing literature tends to suggest that economic integration helps reduce corruption, as it increases market competition and efficiency and promotes the diffusion of good governance. In this article, I argue that such a generalization oversimplifies the consequences of MNC activity in host countries. The entry and presence of MNCs may contribute to rent creation in developing countries, thereby leading to a high level of corruption.
Much has been made of President-elect Donald Trump’s phone call with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen and his statement in a recent interview that he does not understand “why we have to be bound by a One China policy unless we make a deal with China having to do with other things,” Some have criticized Trump for unnecessarily shaking up a delicate understanding on Taiwan that has underpinned decades of U.S.-China relations.
For March 9-10th, 2017 The China and the World Program at the Woodrow Wilson School will be at Georgia Tech University in Atlanta GA.
March 9th Schedule - All sessions will take place at the Global Learning Center - Room 236 unless otherwise noted.
8:30-9:00: Opening by Dean Jacqueline J. Royster and CWP Co-Director
9:00-10:00: First Presenter
10:15-12:15: Round table 1
12:30-1:30: Lunch (Room 158)
1:30-2:30 – Second Presenter
2:45-3:45: Third Presenter
4:00-6:00 – Round Table 2
Taiwan’s Tsai to Transit Through U.S. Amid China Tensions.
Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen will transit through the U.S. en route to Central America next month, a routine stopover that has taken on added significance after President-elect Donald Trump spoke with her by phone and separately questioned the One-China policy.