Beijing Consensus

China Facilitates Iran-Saudi Arabia Détente 

In a surprise deal facilitated by China on Friday, Iran and Saudi Arabia announced that they would resume their diplomatic relations. The deal is a breakthrough for the two Middle Eastern rivals, who will reopen their embassies...

China Extends Influence in Afghanistan

In Foreign Policy, Alexander Benard and Eli Sugarman write about how Chinese state-owned oil company CNPC won the rights to develop several oil fields in Afghanistan, and how a U.S. Defense Department task force oversaw a tender...

Katrin Bennhold: What Is the Beijing Consensus?

The New York Times’ Dealbook blog reports on from Davos on discussions of the so-called Beijing Consensus, or the Chinese mdoel of economic-political development: But what actually characterizes the Chinese model? A...

Yang Yao (姚洋): The End of the Beijing Consensus

In Foreign Affairs, Yang Yao, Deputy Dean of the National School of Development and the Director of the China Center for Economic Research at Peking University, asks whether Beijing’s model of authoritarian growth, known...

China Uses Global Crisis to Assert Its Influence

The Washington Post reports on China’s new relationship with Jamaica after China came to the small nation’s rescue following an economic crisis: When contracts for loan packages totaling $138 million were signed...


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