February 9, 2020Trade
Since the phase one trade deal between China and the United States was inked on 15 January, much of the commentary has focused on the overly ambitious targets for Chinese purchases of US goods. Criti…
February 5, 2020Election 2020
Each week I’m talking with two experts with differing views on how the United States should handle a foreign policy challenge it faces. These special episodes are part of CFR’s Election 2020 activiti…
January 31, 2020China
With the phase one trade deal signed—and with China now promising (somewhat credibly in my view) to raise its imports of agriculture and energy above their pre-trade war levels and (less credibly) pr…
January 2, 2020Health
The past year witnessed a lot of significant public health-related events in China. Many occurred in December. They include the unveiling of the Basic Healthcare and Health Promotion Law, the sentencing to three years in prison of a Chinese scientist who created gene-edited babies, the brutal murder of a doctor at a Beijing hospital by a patient's son, and a mystery viral pneumonia outbreak in Wuhan. But one of the most significant developments would be the African Swine Fever (ASF) outbreak.
January 14, 2020Trade
On Wednesday, January 15, Chinese Vice Premier Liu He and U.S. President Donald J. Trump will sign the “phase one” trade agreement that has been in the works since the March 22, 2018, determination u…
November 5, 2019Uganda
Uganda is heading toward a debt crisis. According to a senior official at the Bank of Uganda, unless the country is able to sustain a growth rate of at least 7 percent—which economic projections show Uganda will not do—the country will default on its payments. As is the case for many African countries, China is Uganda’s largest creditor, making up 39 percent of total debt this past fiscal year. If Uganda defaults, it is unclear how China will react.
January 10, 2020South China Sea
This year, an armed confrontation over disputed maritime areas in the South China Sea was included as a top tier priority in the Center for Preventive Action’s annual Preventive Priorities Survey.