US-China relations will certainly be a major issue in the American presidential campaign

It seems that the US-China relations might be a big topic of the US presidential campaign. For better or worse neither Donald Trump nor Joe Biden probably cannot afford to go too soft on China. I might be wrong but I would say the US, but also broadly the West, is probably entering the phase of some very tense relations with China. (Limited) military conflict is most probably not a real scenario, but from your perspective, how far could this escalate? Or am I perhaps simply too negative and relations with China are not that bad? Read few comments.

President Donald Trump with President Xi Jinping. Credit: Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead

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China: How safe is Xi Jinping’s rule?

Lasting trade dispute with the US, continuous international coverage of treatment of the Uyghurs, protests and bad results of pro-Beijing candidates in Hong Kong local elections. Is this combination of factors somehow a special challenge for Xi Jinping, for the regime, or not and why? Read few comments.

President Xi Jinping: Credit: http://english.gov.cn/

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Is President Xi Jinping afraid of Winnie the Pooh?

It looks a bit absurd but it seems that Chinese authorities denied the release of the movie with Winnie the Pooh. Does it tell us something about the Chinese regime? Read few comments.
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Xi Jinping: Grabbing power possibly for life cannot but be dangerous

There is proposal of China’s Communist to remove a constitutional clause limiting presidential service to just two terms in office. Is this “Xi Forever” change (or Xi a least for a long time) and what does it tell us about the current Chinese politics? Read few comments.

President Xi Jinping: Credit: http://english.gov.cn/

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China’s Communist Party congress: Xi Jinping at the top of the world?

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President Xi Jinping: Credit: http://english.gov.cn/

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What does Donald Trump expect from Xi Jinping and vice versa?

US President Donald Trump meets China’s counterpart Xi Jinping.

China’s President Xi Jinping. Credit: https://ec.europa.eu

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What is China’s Xi game and what about Trump’s?

Interestingly, in the age of Donald Trump some observers see China as the custodian of economic liberal order, though not political liberal order as China is an authoritarian regime. What is your view on this and what do you think Trump wants from China and vice versa? Read few comments.

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China’s President Xi Jinping visited Prague. What does it mean for Czech Republic?

Chinese President Xi Jinping just visited Czech Republic. Prague and Beijing also signed a document on strategic partnership. If we are talking a bit more in general what can a relatively small country like Czech Republic expect from China and would you say that could be any reason why Czech Rep. should be careful or worried about deepening partnership with China? Read few comments.

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Taiwan-China: Mr. Ma and Mr. Xi in historic meeting

Chinese President Xi Jinping and Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou have addressed each other as Mr. Xi and Mr. Ma. What does this historic meeting mean for Taiwan-China relations? Read few comments.

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US-China relations? It’s complicated (and interesting)

Allies, partners, adversaries… China-US relations probably defy all simplistic descriptions, but maybe a bit more on a personal personal level, in you opinion how does President Barack Obama see China and how does President Xi Jinping see the US? Read few comments.

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