Welcome to China 360°, a bulletin featuring original insights from the scholars at the UC San Diego School of Global Policy and Strategy’s 21st Century China Center to keep you informed about the complex and multidimensional developments in China and U.S.-China relations.
Issue 12: Sept. 15, 2021
China’s New Direction: Challenges and Opportunities for U.S. Foreign Policy

This special report was assembled by the Task Force on U.S.-China Policy convened by the Asia Society’s Center on U.S.-China Relations and the UC San Diego School of Global Policy and Strategy's 21st Century China Center. The 21 experts brought together for this report provide a series of research-informed policy recommendations on eight topics critical to U.S.-China relations.

As China’s rise continues, questions of how and when to cooperate and compete only grow in importance. Delving into recent developments in domestic politics, civil society, human rights, China’s economy, technological advancements, military challenges, diplomacy and climate change, this report offers timely and relevant recommendations on the issues animating policy debates around U.S.-China relations.
Automating Fairness? Artificial Intelligence in the Chinese Courts
In her new paper, Margaret Roberts and co-authors provide a review of China’s use of AI algorithms to automate processes which “monitor judges, standardize decision-making, and observe trends in society.”
Former U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Karl Eikenberry on China’s Future in the Region
Karl Eikenberry discusses his perspective on current events in Afghanistan with an eye towards future challenges and opportunities faced by China.
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