Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Burton: China should stick to honesty as the best policy in ongoing U.S. trade war

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/article-china-should-stick-to-honesty-as-the-best-policy-in-ongoing-us-trade/

Monday, April 02, 2018

Burton: A successful Trump-Kim summit would be a thorn in China’s side

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/article-a-successful-trump-kim-summit-would-be-a-thorn-in-chinas-side/

"With uber-hawk John Bolton as incoming U.S. national security adviser, the Japanese fear is that if the Kim-Trump summit fails, the next step will be war. Mr. Bolton has said talks with North Korea are useless, and that protecting the U.S. from North Korean missiles is job one, regardless of collateral consequences for the South, Japan or, for that matter, China and Russia."

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Burton - China’s drive to restore its lost greatness - Toronto Star

China’s drive to restore its lost greatness

https://www.thestar.com/opinion/contributors/2018/03/29/chinas-drive-to-restore-its-lost-greatness.html

"Most alarming to Ottawa was the news that the Communist Party’s United Front Work Department, responsible for promoting China’s influence around the world, will be restructured and beefed up. Xi characterizes it as the party’s “magic weapon,” and indeed its activity in Western countries has increasingly been seen as a covert, coercive or corrupt tool for China’s foreign interests."

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

United Front Work Department getting more resources as expected

It’s the covert unit behind China’s growing global influence. And it’s getting bigger https://sc.mp/2IFZnr8

Friday, March 02, 2018

Asan Special Forum Dialogue 1: China’s Intervention in New Zealand and Canada

Asan Special Forum 2018
The Asan Institute for Policy Studies cordially invites you to the first dialogue of the Asan Special Forum: China's Intervention in New Zealand and Canada on March 8, 2018 in Washington, DC.

This dialogue series, leading to articles in The Asan Forum, will focus on China’s intervention into the internal affairs of four democratic countries: New Zealand, Canada, Australia, and South Korea. Leading experts will examine the various arenas of interference, the actual nature of the interference, and the ongoing responses to the interference.
Program
Asan Special Forum Dialogue 1:
China’s Intervention in New Zealand and Canada

Thursday, March 8 ​| 10:00-11:30am

Location:
The Asan Institute for Policy Studies
Washington, DC 20036
Speakers
Anne-Marie Brady is a Professor in the Department of Political Science and International Relations at the University of Canterbury and a Global Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, DC. She is a specialist in Chinese domestic and foreign policy as well as polar politics.
Charles Burton is an Associate Professor at Brock University specializing in Comparative Politics, Government and Politics of China, Canada-China Relations, and Human Rights. Dr. Burton served as Counsellor at the Canadian Embassy to China from 1991 to 1993 and 1998 to 2000. 
Gilbert Rozman taught at Princeton University from 1970 to 2013. He now serves as the Editor-in-Chief of The Asan Forum, an online journal on the international relations of the Asia-Pacific region. His writings bridge sociology, history, and political science, concentrating on the states of Northeast Asia.
*Registration is required to attend this event.

The Economist Cover Article on China and the West is Well Worth Reading

https://www.economist.com/news/briefing/21737558-clear-thinking-and-united-front-are-needed-they-may-not-be-forthcoming-decades

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Asan Special Forum 2018 "China's Intervention in New Zealand and Canada" March 8 in Washington, DC

Join us at the Asan Special Forum 2018. Leading scholars will discuss China's intervention into the internal affairs of New Zealand, Canada, Australia, and South Korea. https://t.co/BYULd1TOBs @theasanforum @rosenbergerlm @Anne_MarieBrady @cburton001 https://t.co/lfVaEWYJ09