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Minxin Pei

Minxin Pei is a professor of government at Claremont McKenna College and the author of “China’s Crony Capitalism.”

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The limits of China’s charm offensive

Over the last decade, China has taken an increasingly muscular approach to relations with East Asian countries. But in recent months, it has surprised its neighbors with a charm offensive. What changed? In terms of China’s behavior in the region, quite a lot.

November 22, 2018

20 years after UK’s handover of Hong Kong to China

July 1 marks the 20th anniversary of the UK’s handover of Hong Kong to China, under a model called “one country, two systems.” But an unavoidable question will hang over the official commemorations: Is there really anything to celebrate?

June 29, 2017