Ni Lexiong

Ni Lexiong

Professor, Shanghai University of Political Science and Law

Ni Lexiong is a professor at the Shanghai University of Political Science and Law. He has previously taught at the East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai Normal University, and Zhejiang University. His research interests are war and culture, comparative war culture between East and West, Chinese military history, military theory, international military diplomatic strategy, and international politics. He is the author of numerous books and articles on military affairs, and in 2000 was part of the International Visitors Program by the United States Information Agency, giving various talks in US universities, including Harvard, Princeton, and MIT.

In this file photo taken on 19 January 2021, Taiwan’s tank troops line up for photographs after a drill in Hsinchu military base. (Sam Yeh/AFP)

Taiwan: Why China-US relations are a zero-sum game

Chinese academic Ni Lexiong says that so long as a country's territorial sovereignty is in conflict with the hegemonic system governing the world, the likelihood of escalation to war is there. That is why despite any of the posturing at the recent Alaska talks, the situation between China and the US remains deadlocked in a zero-sum game.