Patrick Mendis

Dr Patrick Mendis, a Harvard Kennedy School's former Rajawali senior fellow, is an associate-in-research at the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard University, a senior fellow of the Pangoal Institution in Beijing, and a distinguished visiting professor of Asian-Pacific affairs at Shandong University in Jinan, China. He is the author of Peaceful War: How the Chinese Dream and American Destiny Create a Pacific New World Order (see www.patrickmendis.com).
Patrick Mendis
Dr Patrick Mendis, a Harvard Kennedy School's former Rajawali senior fellow, is an associate-in-research at the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard University, a senior fellow of the Pangoal Institution in Beijing, and a distinguished visiting professor of Asian-Pacific affairs at Shandong University in Jinan, China. He is the author of Peaceful War: How the Chinese Dream and American Destiny Create a Pacific New World Order (see www.patrickmendis.com).

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Opinion | The US should keep its universities open to Chinese students and organisations – education is the best weapon in promoting democracy

America’s founders, like Confucius before them, saw education’s anti-authoritarian qualities. Banning Chinese students would end a potent US edge in its ideological rivalry.

11 Apr 2019 - 2:12AM

America’s founders, like Confucius before them, saw education’s anti-authoritarian qualities. Banning Chinese students would end a potent US edge in its ideological rivalry.

The US should keep its universities open to Chinese students and organisations – education is the best weapon in promoting democracy
Opinion | From Taiwan to the belt and road, China’s ‘grand plan’ is to push the US out of Asia

The US should not take China’s talk of a ‘peaceful rise’ at face value, but must work with allies to move China towards international norms, rather than contain it.

16 Apr 2019 - 11:49PM

The US should not take China’s talk of a ‘peaceful rise’ at face value, but must work with allies to move China towards international norms, rather than contain it.

From Taiwan to the belt and road, China’s ‘grand plan’ is to push the US out of Asia
China’s quest for soft power: where Confucius has failed, the Buddha may succeed

Beijing should reach into its shared Buddhist heritage with its neighbouring countries for the basis of a China model that has universal appeal, and a new Pacific world order that is built on peace.

1 Jun 2018 - 5:47PM

Beijing should reach into its shared Buddhist heritage with its neighbouring countries for the basis of a China model that has universal appeal, and a new Pacific world order that is built on peace.

China’s quest for soft power: where Confucius has failed, the Buddha may succeed
China will improve its IPR protection – but not as a result of US pressure 

Whatever measures the Trump White House deploys against China to enforce respect for intellectual property rights, it should not lose sight of the historical perspective of how nations develop. 

16 May 2018 - 8:31PM

Whatever measures the Trump White House deploys against China to enforce respect for intellectual property rights, it should not lose sight of the historical perspective of how nations develop. 

China will improve its IPR protection – but not as a result of US pressure 
A new beginning for China-India relations could transform Asia

The Xi Jinping-Narendra Modi summit highlights the need for a rethinking of relations between the two countries.

29 Sep 2018 - 2:36PM

The Xi Jinping-Narendra Modi summit highlights the need for a rethinking of relations between the two countries.

A new beginning for China-India relations could transform Asia
Belt and road, or a Chinese dream for the return of tributary states? Sri Lanka offers a cautionary tale
Why Xi Jinping’s China model is about both material and spiritual rejuvenation
Why China-US trade conflicts won’t end in war – no matter how loud the threats

With China-US economic and investment relations strengthening by the day, points of disagreement could well be resolved in a mutually beneficial way, notwithstanding the warnings of tariffs and other punitive measures

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

With China-US economic and investment relations strengthening by the day, points of disagreement could well be resolved in a mutually beneficial way, notwithstanding the warnings of tariffs and other punitive measures

Why China-US trade conflicts won’t end in war – no matter how loud the threats
How Donald Trump betrayed American values and Jeffersonian legacy with trip to Saudi Arabia
Trump’s ‘America first’ and Xi Jinping’s ‘China first’: how different are they?
From tea to soybeans, trade ensures China and the US are inextricably linked
Will Donald Trump make China great again?
For China and the US, bound by trade, great power brings great responsibility
Why the US will gain nothing from seeking to contain China

Patrick Mendis and Joey Wang say both sides should seek to return to the principles that brought mutual economic benefit. For Beijing, this means showing it truly seeks a peaceful rise, while Washington must ditch its cold-war mentality.

27 Apr 2016 - 4:01PM

Patrick Mendis and Joey Wang say both sides should seek to return to the principles that brought mutual economic benefit. For Beijing, this means showing it truly seeks a peaceful rise, while Washington must ditch its cold-war mentality.

Why the US will gain nothing from seeking to contain China