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Keyu Jin

The contributor for Republica.

China’s Global Leadership Moment?

Published On: April 6, 2020 10:03 AM NPT By: Keyu Jin

BEIJING – When he welcomed US President Donald Trump to Beijing’s Forbidden City in 2017, Chinese President Xi Jinping pointed to the character “peace” in the names of all three halls of the great complex, emphasizing the Confucian maxim “Peace is prized above all.”

China’s 70 years of progress

Published On: October 2, 2019 08:56 AM NPT By: Keyu Jin

BEIJING – The celebration of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China on October 1 will be an exuberant affair, involving glitzy cultural events, an extravagant state dinner attended by Chinese and foreign luminaries, and a grand military parade in Tiananmen Square. And, at a time of high tensions with US President Donald Trump’s administration, it will be imbued with an extra dose of patriotic enthusiasm. But while China has much to celebrate, it also has much work to do.

Art of wait and see

Published On: July 15, 2019 12:30 AM NPT By: Keyu Jin

In the emerging Chinese view, any leverage or advantage the US has over China in trade is far exceeded by the Chinese people’s willingness to withstand the pressure

What China can gain

Published On: October 1, 2018 12:30 AM NPT By: Keyu Jin

Trump thinks attacking China through trade will help to “Make America Great Again.” But it is more likely to make China stronger

Wrong view on China

Published On: April 8, 2018 12:30 AM NPT By: Keyu Jin

Xi’s approval rating, according to almost all international surveys, seems to exceed combined approval ratings of Trump and Theresa May

What does Xi want?

Published On: November 6, 2017 12:30 AM NPT By: Keyu Jin

Xi’s motive is not, as many in the West have wrongly inferred, to establish China as a superpower on par with United States.

Xi Jinping is no Mao Zedong

Published On: August 9, 2016 12:15 AM NPT By: Keyu Jin

While it is true that Xi is amassing power, his motivation is the need to strengthen China—both its government and economy