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Worrying about China ruling the world

Prospect magazine has published a package of China articles: Isabel Hilton,…

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Trump’s Indonesian partner denies Chinese loans

In the days leading up to President Trump’s inauguration, an Indonesian billionaire…

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The Party takes over China’s foreign affairs

China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has long been known as one…

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The politics of (not) remembering Wenchuan’s earthquake victims

Photo by Yang Junzhe 杨珺喆 Ten years after a devastating earthquake in Sichuan left 90,000 dead,…

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Chinese public opinion turning against open trade?

“For years,” the excellent Chublic Opinion blog says, “online…

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The futility of American whining about China

China is less of a “free rider” today on U.S.-led international systems than ever before, but American “whining” about…

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Trump tears up the Iran nuclear deal: How will China act?

U.S. President Donald Trump announced on Tuesday, May 8, that he is unilaterally “terminating” American involvement in…

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China will not back down on Made in China 2025

China’s Vice-Premier Liu He 刘鹤, a close adviser to Xi Jinping…

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Unintended consequences — trade war edition

As China and the U.S. continue to slouch toward a trade…

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Xi takes a romantic walk on the beach with Kim Jong-un

The top story on all central state media in China for…

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Trump phones his ‘friend’ Xi Jinping

At nearly midnight Beijing time today, Xinhua News Agency replaced its…

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U.S.-China trade war rumblings update

As we noted in our Access members’ newsletter…

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Missile deployment: ‘China is now unambiguously militarizing the Spratlys’

Yesterday, we noted a Financial Times report that suggested this will be a “testing year” for U.S.-China relations,…

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Trade war update — talks begin in Beijing

The U.S. trade delegation has arrived in Beijing to talk to its Chinese counterparts about tariffs and…

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Beijing gets friendly with the Koreas, Chinese consumers follow

Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi is in Pyongyang today, on a…

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