Asia
Students attend a rally at Edinburgh Place in Hong Kong on Aug. 22.

Beijing Is Shooting Its Own Foot in Hong Kong

Political paranoia is making it hard for the Chinese Communist Party to sell its own narrative.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe shakes hands with Chadian President Idriss Déby during the opening of the Tokyo International Conference on African Development in Nairobi on Aug. 27, 2016.

Japan Is Taking on China in Africa

With more strategic investments, Japan may hold a key to sustainable development on the continent.

A rocket lifts off from the Xichang launch center in China's southwestern Sichuan province on Dec. 8, 2018.

America Is Losing the Second Space Race to China

The private sector can give the United States a much-needed rocket boost.

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to the media before departing from the White House in Washington on Aug. 21.

Why Trump Fails at Making Deals

His fumbles with China, Iran, North Korea, India, and now Denmark are evidence of what the people who know him best have long said: The U.S. president is actually a poor negotiator.

Screenshots of videos on TikTok.

Xinjiang’s Voiceless Protests Hit Social Media

Videos show Uighurs silently posing with photos of detained relatives.

Dollars and yuan notes are seen at a bank on May 15, 2006 in Beijing, China.

The United States Will Miss China’s Money

The rattled stock market gets all the trade war attention, but it’s the sharp decline in China’s U.S. investments that should alarm Americans.

Activists burn Chinese flags and display anti-China placards during a protest at a park in Manila on June 18, 2019.

China’s South China Sea Militarization Has Peaked

Artificial islands are becoming more trouble than they’re worth.

article-hong-kong-protests-fp-guide

Will Hong Kong Flare Up or Flame Out?

How the protesters got here—and what will happen next.

Pro-democracy activist Avery Ng and supporters march to the Hong Kong Chinese Liaison office on June 5, after a vigil to mark the 30th anniversary of the 1989 Tiananmen crackdown in Beijing.

How Close Is Hong Kong to a Second Tiananmen?

The Chinese Communist Party prefers violence to perceived weakness.

An educator introduces a Keeko robot to children at the Yiswind Institute of Multicultural Education in Beijing on July 30, 2018.

China’s AI Dreams Aren’t for Everyone

The Chinese government has big plans for artificial intelligence. Can it make them a reality in its education system?

A customer pays for a copy of the Africa edition of China Daily at a newsstand in Nairobi on Dec. 14, 2012.

In Africa, China Is the News

Beijing’s infrastructure projects may grab headlines, but its efforts to shape the media are more dangerous.

A policeman secures Terminal 1 after a scuffle with pro-democracy protestors at Hong Kong's International Airport on August 13, 2019.

Beijing’s Paranoia Sees the CIA Under Every Rock

Chinese propagandists are throwing around wild allegations in Hong Kong—but the leadership may really believe them.

A map of the world circa 1870 with possessions of the British Empire colored in red.

The World Is Reaping the Chaos the British Empire Sowed

Locals are still paying for the mess the British left behind in Hong Kong and Kashmir.

Indian security personnel walk on a street in Srinagar on August 9, 2019,

Our Top Weekend Reads

A crisis unfolds in Kashmir, the U.S.-China trade war escalates (again), and the United States grapples with back-to-back mass shootings.

Load 10 More Articles

Want unlimited access? Subscribe today.