Here are some good links for people interested in learning more before China’s President Xi comes to the US for a state visit.
1- Born Red, Evan Osnos, The New Yorker: Great background piece on President Xi
2- China’s Elegant, Flawed, Grand Strategy, Leon Whyte, The Diplomat: Article that I wrote for the Diplomat looking at Chinese core interests, military tactics and strategic thinking, as well as an inherent flaw
3- China and the United States Core Interests, Common Interests, and Partnership, Wu Xinbo, USIP: (This is a PDF) Great report that explains the differences between US and CCP world views in terms of International Relations, and how both might be talking past each other
4- Xi eyes more enabling int’l environment for China’s peaceful development, Xinhua: Good Chinese media piece that lays out the strategic thinking behind China’s self declared peaceful development strategy
5- How China Can Defeat America, Yan Xuetong, New York Times: Op-ed from one of China’s top Foreign Policy scholars about his proposals for China strategy as it concerns the US. Frank and important.
Let me know if I have missed any.