But countering China’s growing regional clout is proving to be an uphill battle.
Local officials are inflexible about implementing Beijing’s orders.
As the country’s water reserves run low, tensions are running high.
Libyans, among others, are sick of the Russian mercenaries.
Winter Settles on Chinese Universities
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David Yeliang Xia is an independent scholar. He was formerly a Visiting Fellow at the Cato Institute’s Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity.