Xie Maosong
Xie Maosong
Professor Xie Maosong is a senior fellow of the Taihe Institute and a senior researcher at the National Institute of Strategic Studies at Tsinghua University. He is an expert in strategic research of the new national system of key core technologies at the Ministry of Science and Technology, an adjunct professor in the Department of Literature and History at the Central Party School, an adjunct professor of the Central Institute of Socialism, and a member of the South China Morning Post China Expert Group. He obtained a doctorate in history from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. His main research fields involve Chinese history, civilisation and philosophy, Chinese political thought, the political system and national strategy. His forward-looking research on the...

The US House speaker’s visit to Taiwan shattered the trust between China and the US, but Beijing has avoided falling into the trap of a long drawn out war. The PLA’s drills show a complete air and sea blockade of Taiwan is possible, while Beijing could also consider using economic weapons against US pressure.

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The Chinese government has persevered with the ‘dynamic zero-Covid’ policy with full awareness of Shanghai’s role in both the Chinese and world economy to prevent a further economic downturn. Meanwhile, efforts are under way to develop Hainan and contribute to economic integration in Asia and beyond.

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Pompeo and Yang stuck to their countries’ positions on key strategic issues at last week’s meeting, initiated by the US and described as constructive. Whatever was said, there was just one objective for Pompeo’s overture – to improve Trump’s re-election chances.

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The Chinese veneration for their ancestors is the basis for a deep-seated cultural abhorrence for a divided family or country, and any attempt at division will earn the Chinese people’s ire.

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