Li Xing

Li Xing

Professor Li Xing is director of the Research Centre on Development and International Relations, Department of Politics and Society, at Aalborg University, Denmark.

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Opinion | Two Ukraine war scenarios and what they mean for US-China power rivalry

The war could end up pushing the EU closer towards the US, hardening the notion of China as a systemic rival. But if Russia wins the war, the distraction for the West would buy China time to get stronger.

The war could end up pushing the EU closer towards the US, hardening the notion of China as a systemic rival. But if Russia wins the war, the distraction for the West would buy China time to get stronger.

28 Mar 2022 - 9:15AM
Opinion | As US-China rivalry sharpens, the EU must strike a pragmatic balance between its values and interests

Facing both US exceptionalism and Chinese assertiveness, Europe must vigorously defend its own security and other interests. At the same time, as a defender of liberal idealism, the EU wants to uphold the values and norms it historically and culturally shares with the US.

Facing both US exceptionalism and Chinese assertiveness, Europe must vigorously defend its own security and other interests. At the same time, as a defender of liberal idealism, the EU wants to uphold the values and norms it historically and culturally shares with the US.

4 Mar 2021 - 2:39AM
Opinion | Why the West must learn from China, not try to change or destroy it

Tensions stem from the fact China’s success does not conform to beliefs derived from the evolution of Western modernisation. If the West can be guided by a spirit of engagement rather than containment, there will be no need to fear a rising China.

Tensions stem from the fact China’s success does not conform to beliefs derived from the evolution of Western modernisation. If the West can be guided by a spirit of engagement rather than containment, there will be no need to fear a rising China.

7 Jul 2020 - 4:16AM