List of China articles
How to Break China’s Hold on Batteries and Critical Minerals
The security of clean energy is easier to manage than the security of oil.
China’s United Front Operations Are Ubiquitous—at Home
One department now oversees everything from religion to winter sports to influence operations.
The U.S. Cannot Afford to Lose a Soft-Power Race With China
Washington’s key diplomatic assets have become a political bargaining chip.
As China’s Property Sector Crumbles, Who Takes the Fall?
Two detained former executives from developer China Evergrande Group won’t be the only scapegoats.
Hong Kong’s Bureaucrats Don’t Make Good Authoritarians
Local officials are inflexible about implementing Beijing’s orders.
Why Did Trudeau Dawdle on Chinese Election Meddling?
A new inquiry may expose Beijing’s reach in Ottawa.
Can the U.S. and China Cooperate on Green Technology Again?
A recent book makes the case for collaboration in an increasingly competitive industry.
How China Uses Shipping for Surveillance and Control
Beijing’s global maritime operations double as intelligence-gathering outposts.
China’s Defense Budget Is Much Bigger Than It Looks
The actual number could be more than double the current Western estimate.
China’s Tech Industry Shows It Still Means Business
Recent strides in chipmaking and artificial intelligence show Beijing’s post-export control world taking shape.
America Prepares for a Pacific War With China It Doesn’t Want
Embedded with U.S. forces in the Pacific, I saw the dilemmas of deterrence firsthand.
With ASEAN Paralyzed, Southeast Asia Seeks New Security Ties
The bloc’s divide over China pushes members to go their own way.
The Maldives’ Presidential Race Has Geopolitical Stakes
The Sept. 30 runoff winner will favor either India or China.
What the U.S. Can Learn From China About Regulating AI
Over the past two years, China has enacted some of the world’s earliest and most sophisticated rules for AI.
‘I Am Now More Concerned About the Formidable Threat From China.’
The United States’ and Canada’s chief cyberdefenders talk adversaries and AI.
The Economic and Political Evolution of George Soros
His foundation is shifting away from Europe, while his own approach to China has hardened.
The Dangerous Loophole in Western Sanctions on Russia
Putin’s weaponry runs on advanced electronic components obtained from a hidden international market.
China’s Youth Are Increasingly Grim About Their Future
“We are competing with each other in what has become a pure rat race.”
Xi’s Policies Have Shortened the Fuse on China’s Economic Time Bomb
Policy mistakes have mired the country in “Xi-flation.”
Russia Is Commandeering the U.N. Cybercrime Treaty
The last international agreement on digital crime was in 2001. Why are experts so worried about this one?
Vanuatu’s PM Struggles for Political Survival Amid U.S.-China Tumult
Pacific nations are bearing the brunt of the new cold war.
Biden Puts U.S.-China Science Partnership on Life Support
The collapse of a landmark agreement would deal another blow to already fraught U.S.-China research collaborations.
Has the U.S. Campaign Against Uyghur Forced Labor Been Successful?
A recent report on the solar industry’s connections to Xinjiang shows mixed results.
Almost Nothing Is Worth a War Between the U.S. and China
Americans and Chinese have to rehumanize each other in terms of the way we conceive of our problems and engage.
Biden Takes Measured Approach on China Investment Controls
New tech restrictions are limited—but still escalatory.
The GOP’s Nice Guy Wants to Put on a War Face Toward China
Sen. Tim Scott has been called soft on China. That doesn’t convince the base, and he’s enlisted hawks to toughen him up.
DeSantis Is Out to Prove He’s the GOP’s Top China Hawk
The Florida governor looks to correct his slide in the polls with a major China speech.
Japan Might Have an Answer to Chinese Rare-Earth Threats
Tokyo successfully built alternative supply chains after tensions rose.
Chinese Sanctions Enforcement Just Got Even Harder
A new campaign is blurring the lines of what’s implicated in forced labor.
Record Flooding Highlights Rural-Urban Divide in China
The decision to protect Beijing by diverting water prompts widespread anger in Hebei province.
Backdoor Negotiations Over Ukraine Would Be a Disaster
Mediation offers from China aren’t made in good faith.
Europe’s Northern Flank Is More Stable Than You Think
Are NATO, Russia, and China about to play a new Great Game in the Arctic? Don’t hold your breath.
China’s Threat to Ban Critical Minerals Exports Is a Bluff
Embargoes have unintended consequences—and would hurt China more than the West.
China’s Border Talks With Bhutan Are Aimed at India
The disputed Doklam plateau is a pressure point for both regional powers. Beijing is moving in.
NATO Can Help Create a Global Security Architecture
Washington’s Asia-Pacific partners are a building block for a stronger order.
Can Norwegian Phosphate Help Save the World From China’s Blackmail?
A major discovery could have transformative industrial potential.
Trump Trade War Mastermind Is Back With a Dangerous New Plan
Robert Lighthizer wants total decoupling from China—without thinking through the consequences.
Elon Musk’s Twitter Is Becoming a Sewer of Disinformation
Changes to the platform have systematically amplified authoritarian state propaganda.
It Was Set Up to Regulate Telegraphs. Now It’s Grappling With AI.
The U.N.’s oldest agency is taking on the world’s newest technology.
Washington Can’t Sell Beijing on Climate Diplomacy
China is by far the world’s biggest polluter. But when it comes to action, its government is in a bind.
Anders Fogh Rasmussen: ‘Putin Has Exploited Our Hesitation’
NATO’s former secretary-general on the case for arming Ukraine and what to expect at the Vilnius summit.
There’s No Substitute for Chinese Drones (and That’s a Problem)
Grounding DJI products is already causing severe issues.
‘What’s the Name of the Plane? The People’s Republic of China’
The first high-profile departure from China’s Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank says it is dominated by CCP operatives and Beijing’s foreign-policy objectives.
Adam Tooze: How Apple Became the World’s Largest Company
The tech giant crossed a major threshold this past week with a $3 trillion valuation.
The China-Australia Relationship Is Still Close to the Rocks
Canberra’s diplomatic maneuverings can’t undo fundamental differences.
Why the United States Is Winning the AI Race—for Now
Paul Scharre expands on his FP cover essay.
How China’s Panda Diplomacy Opened Hearts, Minds, and Borders
Beijing’s strategy isn’t always black and white—except when it is.
China’s Pensions System Is Buckling Under an Aging Population
Beijing has hard choices ahead as labor advantages slip away.
Washington’s Supposed Consensus on China Is an Illusion
Extremists are threatening the delicate attempt to find a new normal.
Anti-China Rhetoric Distracts Washington—and Boosts Beijing
Panic and fear should not drive U.S. foreign policy.
Will India Surpass China to Become the Next Superpower?
Four inconvenient truths make this scenario unlikely.
Aid Is the Next Battleground Between China and the West
The global south’s debts have reached alarming levels, and Beijing is tightening the screws.
Modi’s State Visit Aims to Cement U.S.-India Partnership
Bilateral constraints haven’t gotten in the way of rapidly deepening ties.
Have Mandarin Immersion Schools Lost Their Luster?
Striving parents once saw it as the language of the future, but attitudes to school immersion programs in the U.S. are changing.
India and the U.S. Can Together Make Tech More Accessible to All
A strategic partnership of two great democracies will counter the rising influence of techno-authoritarians.
India and China Are Locked in a Cycle of Mutual Spite
The expulsion of journalists shows how far the relationship has deteriorated.
A Drawn-Out Ukraine War Should Not Change U.S. Strategy
It’s in Washington’s interest to make the best possible use of Moscow’s barbaric folly.
China’s Big Gas Bet Raises Questions About Complicity With Russia
Chinese-linked firms went on a spree of deals in the run-up to the invasion of Ukraine.
How Europe Is Navigating a Fraught U.S.-China Relationship
“We shouldn’t expect coherence on China policy when the United States is inherently incoherent on it.”
Why the U.S.-China ‘Cold War’ Framing Is So Dangerous
A Cold War crouch is inimical to a free, open, and flourishing society.
Did German Pilots Just Pass NATO’s Tactics to China?
A Luftwaffe scandal underlines Europe’s lack of seriousness about military threats.
The U.S. and China Are Caught in a Technology Trap
The world’s two largest economies are walking a tightrope between bad blood and good business.
China Is Turning a Crushed Xinjiang Into a Tourist Trap
After years of human rights abuses, Beijing wants Han visitors in the region.
Beijing and Washington Are Battling Over Africa’s Green Future
The energy transition depends on building partnerships with African states.
China Is Developing and Developed at the Same Time
The world’s second-largest economy has a historically unique economic status.
Chinese Graduates Are Asking Where All the Good Jobs Went
Record youth unemployment is causing a rethink of education’s value.
China’s Wolf Warrior Ambassador Is a Hit in Beijing, Not Paris
Lu Shaye keeps alienating his foreign hosts.