Wang Pei

Wang Pei

Wang Pei is an assistant professor at Fudan University’s China Institute.

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Opinion | How a cute baby elephant sheds light on China’s quest for soft power

Xi Jinping has called on officials to promote the image of a ‘lovable’ China, a word that in Chinese literally means ‘cute’. And cuteness does have universal reach, as cat lovers and Western media outlets following the adventures of 15 Chinese elephants can attest to.

Xi Jinping has called on officials to promote the image of a ‘lovable’ China, a word that in Chinese literally means ‘cute’. And cuteness does have universal reach, as cat lovers and Western media outlets following the adventures of 15 Chinese elephants can attest to.

24 Jun 2021 - 8:30AM
Opinion | China’s coronavirus response and Italy’s struggles show the benefits of a hierarchical system – and where it needs improvement

A hierarchical political system promotes efficiency by empowering officials to implement policies, while allowing other experts to deal with problems in different areas. But it must ideally make space for challenges to authority.

A hierarchical political system promotes efficiency by empowering officials to implement policies, while allowing other experts to deal with problems in different areas. But it must ideally make space for challenges to authority.

14 Mar 2020 - 3:09PM
Opinion | Coronavirus holds up a mirror to China’s problems, and the nation will be the better for it

Out of the ashes of infection and death come fresh calls for freedom of speech, real pressure to cut bureaucracy and formalism, a will to fix problems rather than scapegoat outsiders, and the precious discovery that China has friends in its hour of need.

Out of the ashes of infection and death come fresh calls for freedom of speech, real pressure to cut bureaucracy and formalism, a will to fix problems rather than scapegoat outsiders, and the precious discovery that China has friends in its hour of need.

1 Mar 2020 - 5:48PM