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Peter Wang, hero to some

Peter Wang 王蒙杰 is the 15-year-old boy killed with 16…

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The Quad vs. China’s Belt and Road

A long-anticipated hawkish turn in American strategy directed at the region around China — what Trump administration officials

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The anxiety of Chinese influence

In September 2017, Anne-Marie Brady, a scholar of China at the…

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U.S. Secret Service denies it tackled Chinese official during Trump visit to Beijing

Dear reader, Happy yushui (雨水 yǔshuǐ) — today begins the second…

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Backlash against FBI director’s statements on Chinese spies infiltrating U.S. universities

At an American Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on February 13,…

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A setback for Tesla in China

Tesla, America’s biggest electric car manufacturer, “is in danger of…

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‘We believers just go to church and pray’: Chinese Catholics feel removed from Vatican-Beijing tensions

Ian Johnson, the veteran reporter on religion in China (interviewed on Sinica here and here),

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The fall of Lu Wei, first commander of the Cyberspace Administration of China

Lu Wei 鲁炜 began his career as a Party enforcer at…

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China’s AI ‘wish list,’ and how it works

Matt Sheehan at Macro Polo has a must-read…

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Maldives in crisis is torn between India and China

The Maldives, a small nation of little more than 400,000 in…

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A little quake near Beijing as Xi Jinping visits Wenchuan

At around 6:30 p.m. Beijing time today, my social media…

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Detained Hong Kong bookseller gives surreal interview, raising stakes for Sweden

According to the Chinese government and state media, Gui Minhai is…

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How China controls cobalt in the Congo, and what that means for electric vehicles

“We’re realizing that the Congo is to what Saudi…

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Catholic conundrum: Historic breakthrough in ties between the Vatican and Beijing leads to an ‘unholy war of words’

Since Jesuit priest and missionary Matteo Ricci became the first European…

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Is China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs finally going to get some muscle?

China’s foreign ministry has long been known as the weakling among…

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