Xi Jinping said his country and Putin’s Russia are friends with “no limits.” The reality is more complicated.
Whatever happens with case counts in China now, one person owns them.
Following nationwide protests, the Chinese government is undertaking a partial rollback of the zero-COVID policy, but the people there are far from free.
The popular defiance is a direct challenge to the Communist Party leader’s authority.
Just because the two powers have every reason to cooperate on the issue doesn’t mean they will.
So far, Elon Musk’s electric-vehicle business has been mutually beneficial and his relationship with Beijing cozy. But the CCP may have other plans.
The new U.S. export controls on semiconductor technology will hurt Chinese industries. Xi Jinping has only himself to blame.
For China’s leader to rule indefinitely breaks Communist tradition—but returns to an imperial one.
The United States does not need to take Xi Jinping’s attempt to project power at face value.
Joe Biden has moved closer to providing Taipei with a security guarantee. That makes sense given China’s aggressive behavior.
The Communist Party’s real priority is protecting itself, not the public.
Despite the war in Ukraine, the president is fully focused on the challenge of a rising China, says National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan.
His engagement with Beijing in 1979 was shaped by U.S. superpower rivalry with the Soviets. Today, his Cold War adversary is China itself.
Taipei is celebrating; Beijing is seething. This may prove a consequential moment in a looming confrontation between China and the U.S. over not just the island’s future but the world’s.
The rancor over the House speaker’s potential visit reveals how badly Xi Jinping needs a new strategy.
What began as a trade war and a tech war between Beijing and Washington is now an ideas war.
The Communist regime has always been brutal, but it was at least predictable and, in its own way, practical. No longer.
Coming back to Beijing showed me what happens when an unfettered state is allowed free rein, unchecked by law or civil society.
As in Europe, where Vladimir Putin’s assault is uniting the region against him, so too in Asia is an aggressive Beijing entrenching American power.
The country’s recent experience should wake its leaders to the potential pitfalls of “zero COVID.”