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Ties that Bind Report
There are unique opportunities to advance U.S.-Taiwan relations as well as U.S. interests in the region broadly by helping Taiwan maintain its independent political system while deepening its economic relationships with China and all of its neighbors. (Flickr/KevinH.)

Ties that Bind

Winny Chen lays out an agenda for ensuring mutual prosperity and peace between the United States, Taiwan, and China.

Winny Chen

A Nobel Prize for China Article
Supporters of Liu Xiaobo holding his picture gather outside a park in Beijing. Imprisoned Chinese dissident Liu won the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for using nonviolence to demand fundamental human rights in his homeland. (AP/Vincent Yu)

A Nobel Prize for China

Dissident Liu Xiaobo’s Nobel Peace Prize shows how Beijing’s leaders must measure up in the 21st century.

Winny Chen, Nina Hachigian

Brazil in the Middle East Article
Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, right, welcomes Brazil's President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva during an official welcoming ceremony in Tehran on May 16, 2010. Brazil and Turkey both voted against a United Nations Security Council measure two weeks ago to enhance sanctions on Iran. (AP/Vahid Salemi)

Brazil in the Middle East

Michael Werz and Winny Chen analyze Brazil’s newfound clout in international affairs and how this clout highlights a shift in traditional power structures.

Michael Werz, Winny Chen

President Obama’s Progressive China Policy Report
President Barack Obama listens to Chinese President Hu Jintao as they attend a state dinner reception at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, on November 17, 2009. (AP/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

President Obama’s Progressive China Policy

Nina Hachigian and Winny Chen detail the success of President Obama's China policy so far and offer recommendations on how to proceed at the forthcoming S&ED meeting and beyond.

Nina Hachigian, Winny Chen

We Share More than a Fence Article
President Barack Obama walks with Mexican President Felipe Calderon as they leave a joint news conference at the White House on May 19, 2010. (AP/Alex Brandon)

We Share More than a Fence

Michael Werz and Winny Chen discuss how the United States and Mexico can work together on common challenges such as migration, criminal networks, and climate change.

Michael Werz, Winny Chen

The Right Atmosphere Article
Zhu Min, pictured here at the World Economic Forum earlier this year, will become the right hand of IMF Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn. (AP/Michel Euler)

The Right Atmosphere

China’s clout grows at the International Monetary Fund, putting the spotlight on Beijing to revalue the yuan as part of its global commitments, write Winny Chen, Sabina Dewan, and Nina Hachigian.

Winny Chen, Sabina Dewan, Nina Hachigian

Reaffirming Our National Values Article
The Dalai Lama speaks to reporters outside the White House in Washington on February 18, 2010, following a meeting with President Barack Obama. Thursday’s meeting is emblematic of the administration's commitments and an important symbol of America’s moral leadership on issues of human freedom. (AP/J. Scott Applewhite)

Reaffirming Our National Values

Winny Chen and Megan Adams discuss the meaning of President Obama’s meeting with the Dalai Lama and what it means for human rights in China.

Winny Chen, Megan Adams

Testing Time for U.S.-China Relations Article
Members of the Taiwan Air Force set up a Tien Chien II missile during a media tour at Taichung airport, in Taiwan. China criticized the U.S. Tuesday ahead of the expected announcement of new arms sales to Taiwan, the latest in a series of disputes raising tensions between Washington and Beijing. (AP/Chiang Ying-ying)

Testing Time for U.S.-China Relations

Winny Chen cautions that disputes over Taiwan, Tibet, and Internet freedom, among other things, are not going away, but other global concerns require cooperation.

Winny Chen

Street Fighting Article
Uighur women grieve for their men who they claim were taken away by Chinese authorities after Sunday's protest in Urumqi, China, on July 7, 2009. A conflict between Han Chinese and ethnic minority Uighurs in the western Xinjiang Autonomous Region has left 156 dead and over 1,000 wounded in just three days. (AP/Ng Han Guan)

Street Fighting

China’s president was set to meet global leaders in Italy, but had to return home to deal with riots in Xinjiang, write Winny Chen, Colin Cookman, and Chris Beddor.

Winny Chen, Colin Cookman, Christopher Beddor

North Korea and the Chinese Giant Article
North Korean soldiers march along the border fence on the North Korean side bordering China near Dandong, northeastern China's Liaoning province. (AP/Ng Han Guan)

North Korea and the Chinese Giant

North Korea’s nuclear testing threatens regional stability, and the Chinese are furious. Now it’s up to the Obama administration to balance solutions with China, writes Winny Chen.

Winny Chen

The Other Big Stimulus Article
Chinese President Hu Jintao, left, greets his Premier Wen Jiabao, right, at the closing ceremony of the National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on March 13, 2009. China's leaders are serious about pulling their country out of the current economic crisis and helping its trading partners in East Asia do so as well. (AP/Andy Wong)

The Other Big Stimulus

China is serious about spending its way through the global economic downturn, observes Winny Chen. This is good news for the global economy.

Winny Chen

Clinton must press China on rights Article

Clinton must press China on rights

When Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton touches down in Beijing this week she will face an authoritarian Chinese government wringing their hands over a remarkably brazen online petition for human rights and an end to autocratic rule that is circulating among its citizens.

The Importance of U.S.-China Relations Article
President Barack Obama should meet with Chinese President Hu Jintao (above) at the earliest opportunity to signal the importance of China’s relationship to the United States. (AP/Martin Bureau)

The Importance of U.S.-China Relations

Amid a global economic downturn, the United States and China need to embrace common causes to speed sustainable international economic growth, write Winny Chen and Nina Hachigian.

Winny Chen, Nina Hachigian

China Steps Up Prior to Group of 20 Meeting Article
A cyclist and man pass by the central business district in Beijing on November 10, 2008. China announced a domestic stimulus package earlier this week of 4 trillion yuan, which will help to avoid further global economic decline. (AP/Ng Han Guan)

China Steps Up Prior to Group of 20 Meeting

China enters this week’s G20 with cash in had and poised to become a strong player in global policymaking, write Nina Hachigian, Sabina Dewan, and Winny Chen.

Nina Hachigian, Sabina Dewan, Winny Chen

National Security Strategy Must Combine Diplomacy, Might, and Strong Alliances Article

National Security Strategy Must Combine Diplomacy, Might, and Strong Alliances

Just over three months from now, our next president will enter the White House, inheriting a host of serious national-security challenges—two wars, a financial system in havoc, a mountain of debt, and an America more alone than at any point in recent history. But our 44th president will have a unique opportunity and a clear duty to steer the United States toward new and progressive national-security priorities.

Rudy deLeon, Winny Chen