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China 'steps up preparedness for possible military conflict with US' - South China Morning Post

China is stepping up preparedness for a possible military conflict with the US as the Donald Trump presidency has increased the risk of hostilities breaking out, state media and military observers said. Beijing is bracing itself for a possible ...and more »

Beijing hits back after US says it will 'defend' interests in South China Sea -

Beijing has gone on the offensive over challenges made by Donald Trump's administration to its claims in the South China Sea, asserting its “indisputable sovereignty” in the region and warning the US to “act cautiously”. The remarks came after White ...and more »

China steps up as US steps back from global leadership - The Conversation US

China's President Xi Jinping at the podium at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. AP Photo/Michel Euler. China steps up as US steps back from global leadership. January 22, 2017 7.41pm EST • Updated January 23, 2017 4.48pm EST. Flynt L ...and more »

Made in China or the USA? It won't matter: These jobs are going to robots - ZDNet

On Monday, following through on his campaign promise, newly-inaugurated President Trump signed an executive order that terminated US participation in the Trans-Pacific Partnership. The TPP was a free trade agreement between 12 signatory nations (not ...and more »

Will Donald Trump mean the end of global trade? - BBC News

Free trade and globalisation had a bad 2016, but it looks like 2017 could be even worse. For decades there has been a consensus that globalisation brought more jobs, higher wages and lower prices - not just for richer countries but also for developing ...and more »

China hits back at US over South China Sea claims - BBC News

China has asserted its "indisputable sovereignty" over parts of the South China Sea after the Trump administration vowed to prevent China from taking territory in the region. The Chinese foreign ministry said Beijing would "remain firm to defend its ...and more »

Trump's decision to kill TPP leaves door open for China - CNNMoney

Chinese President Xi Jinping test drove a new message last week at the World Economic Forum. China, he said, would defend globalization against populist forces that want to end free trade. On Monday, Donald Trump handed Xi the car keys and threw in a ...and more »

The Resurgence of China-Vietnam Ties - The Diplomat

A visit to Beijing by Vietnam's Communist Party chief underscored a major shift in Sino-Vietnamese bilateral relations. By Nguyen Minh Quang for The Diplomat. January 25, 2017. From January 12-15, China warmly hosted its first foreign leader in 2017 ...and more »

Why China will be able to sell itself as the last liberal great power - Washington Post

Hey, the new Office of the U.S.Trade Representative website is up! Let's take a look to see what it says about opening up trade opportunities for American firms and consumers: [The] new America First trade policy will make it more desirable for ...and more »

Beijing Is No Champion of Globalization - Foreign Affairs

Chinese President Xi Jinping is treading on dangerous ground. In his speech before the World Economic Forum's annual conclave of political and economic luminaries in Davos, Xi set out to establish himself as the standard-bearer for globalization and ...and more »