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Crowds of travelers walk through a hall at a railway station in Hangzhou in China's eastern Zhejiang province on the last day of the Spring Festival holiday on Feb. 10, 2019.

Don’t Give Up on Chinese Democracy

Times are dark, but civil society is quietly growing.

The national flags of Australia and China are displayed before a portrait of Mao Zedong facing Tiananmen Square, during a visit by Australia's Prime Minister Julia Gillard in Beijing on April 26, 2011. The trip is Gillard's first to China, Australia's top trading partner, and comes at a time when the communist country is waging its toughest crackdown on dissent in years. AFP PHOTO/Frederic J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

Is China Pulling the Strings Down Under?

Revelations about Chinese influence have rocked Australian media and politics. Should the U.S. have the same debate?

WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 13:  Ivanka Trump attends a round table discussion with her father U.S. President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, on the advancement of women entrepreneurs and business leadersat the White House February 13, 2017 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Unpacking China’s Curious ‘Ivanka Fever’

The President's powerful daughter evokes deeply-held tropes in Chinese society.

Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan wave as they leave the plane upon their arrival at Moscow's Vnukovo II Government airport on May 8, 2015. Jinping arrived in Moscow to take part in the Victory Day celebrations. AFP PHOTO / ALEXANDER NEMENOV        (Photo credit should read ALEXANDER NEMENOV/AFP/Getty Images)

When Xi Meets the Trumps

China's president has descended on Florida for a summit with a counterpart he's never met. What happens now?

BEIJING, CHINA - MARCH 05:  Chinese President Xi Jinping applauds during the opening of the 3rd Session of the 12th National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People on March 5, 2015 in Beijing, China. The government work report presented:  the main targets of economic and social development; a projected 2015 GDP growth of about 7 percent; and consumer prices rising about 3 percent.  (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)

Don’t Call it the New Chinese Global Order (Yet)

The United States has many strengths. The question is how many it will squander in coming years.

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