Jacob Mardell

Jacob Mardell

Jacob is a freelance writer and postgrad student who writes about China at SinoBrief.co.uk and travel at Thetopograph.com

This is a Pivotal Moment in History: Xi Jinping’s New Era

This is a Pivotal Moment in History: Xi Jinping’s New Era

Forget Article 50, forget Trump's inauguration, the most important political event of 2017 was last month's Party Congress in China. The National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is held twice a decade to decide the line up of the Party leadership and to set the tone of the...

North Korea is not China’s sole responsibility

North Korea is not China’s sole responsibility

Trump's recent spate of belligerence follows on from China's failure to impose regime shattering sanctions on its neighbour. After meeting with Xi Jinping at Mar-a-Lago in April, and developing a 'very, very great relationship' with the Chinese leader, Trump had high hopes that Xi would cooperate in forcing Kim Jong...