List of U.S.-China Competition articles
This Isn’t a Honeymoon Phase for the U.S. and China
After last week’s Xi-Biden meeting, the world’s two chief powers have merely agreed to a cessation of hostilities.
What America’s Top China Commission Is Worried About
Technology, trade, and Taiwan dominate in a new report to Congress.
China Pledged to ‘Strictly Control’ Coal. The Opposite Happened.
What Beijing’s about-face on coal power means for climate change—and how the world can push back.
Government Shutdown Threatens Key U.S. Initiative in Pacific
Chaos in Congress jeopardizes Biden’s efforts to re-up ties with Micronesia, Palau, and the Marshall Islands.
China Brings Out the Big Guns in the South China Sea
The Chinese navy and maritime militia are using water cannons, laser dazzlers, and harassing tactics to try to push smaller nations out of the area.
How to Talk About China Without Talking About China
Team Biden’s split-screen messaging on China at home versus abroad may pay off.
U.S. Looks to Check Chinese Advances at Cambodian Naval Base
You can’t lay a string of pearls if you can’t get full access.
Pelosi’s Visit Risks Turning Taiwan Into a Political Football, Aides Worry
The U.S. House speaker puts both Washington and Beijing in a bind.
Congress Splits Over How to Address LGBT Rights in China
A landmark report on human rights in China was delayed six months over a behind-the-scenes impasse on LGBTQ rights.
Biden and Xi Pause Saber Rattling for First Face-to-Face
Breakthroughs remain elusive, but both sides agreed on need to manage tensions.
The U.S. Is Getting Taiwan Ready to Fight on the Beaches
Biden continues Trump’s “porcupine strategy” to harden the island’s defenses.
‘Now You’re in a Situation’: Democrats Pressure Biden on Taiwan
Moderates want to give U.S. President Joe Biden more war powers to stave off a Chinese invasion. Progressives don’t agree.
State Department Plans ‘China House’ to Counter Beijing
Some fear larger State Department China desk could be a “massive bureaucratic blob.”
U.S. Seeking Basing in Australia After Submarine Deal
The Biden administration is hoping to rotate fighters and bombers to the land Down Under.
U.S. and China Reach Deal to Block Myanmar’s Junta From U.N.
The informal deal offers common ground with Beijing and a blow to Myanmar’s hopes of legitimacy.
Is China’s New U.S. Ambassador a ‘Wolf Warrior’—or a Fox?
Although close to Chinese President Xi Jinping, Qin Gang doesn’t quite fit the mold of hostile Chinese diplomacy.
How the U.S. Learned to Stop Worrying About the Pacific and Love the ‘Indo-Pacific’
The United States has a new lens for its rivalry with China.
Will the United States and Europe Break Up Over China?
Biden and Merkel will make all the right noises at their meeting this week. But deep transatlantic tensions persist.
U.S. Blunts China’s Vaccine Diplomacy in Latin America
The Biden administration ships millions of vaccines to the region as its public health crisis worsens.
Biden’s Afghanistan Pullout Could Make the China Problem Harder
No, a complete withdrawal will not ease the U.S. pivot to China.
U.S.-China Spat Over Taiwan Extends to Vaccine Diplomacy
The United States is providing hundreds of thousands of vaccines right in China’s front yard.
Pacific Commanders Want More Money for Biden’s Asia Pivot
Military leaders want to “seize the initiative” against China.
As U.S. Hardens Line on Beijing, Taiwan’s Stock Rises in Washington
Taiwan doesn’t have a U.S. embassy. But it’s got plenty of influence—and more to come.
China and Russia Turn Deeper Ties into a Military Challenge for Biden
“You face a two-front war where we don’t have a two-front military,” said one former Trump official.
Biden Looks to Contain China—but Where’s the Asian NATO?
The United States needs a game plan for a continent that’s home to two-thirds of the world’s population and its biggest rival.
U.S. Seeks to Counter China’s Full-Court Press in Asia
Top U.S. officials on trip to Asia under pressure to push back on Taiwan and maritime disputes.
Blinken and Austin in Japan to Bolster Asian Allies
The Biden administration wants to prod Japan more on defense and resolve tensions between Tokyo and Seoul.
Quad Summit’s Vaccine Deal Is Biden’s Bold First Move in Asia
It’s a smart step to counter China, but the next ones won’t be as easy.
Friday’s Quad Summit Will Show if It’s Just a Talking Shop
The fledgling Indo-Pacific alliance needs a mission—and its only meaningful one is maritime security.
Biden Can Engage Southeast Asia Without Compromising U.S. Values
To counter China in the region, the United States should fight corruption and abuses while increasing investment and security cooperation.
China Is Losing Influence—and That Makes It Dangerous
The best thing Biden can do is lighten up on China and let gravity take its toll.
Can Biden Finally Put the Middle East in Check and Pivot Already?
The new administration, like previous ones, has a Middle East quagmire. But it’s trying some nuanced moves to break free.
China’s Potemkin Aviation Can’t Survive Without Washington’s Help
Biden has a hard choice to make regarding Trump’s limits on airliner tech.
Biden’s Pick for U.N. Ambassador Will Have to Juggle Containment and Collaboration With China
The administration is moving quickly to reassert U.S. leadership but needs Beijing’s support for major initiatives.
Biden Should Dump the Trump Playbook on Trade With China
Washington should get back in the trade game and use it as leverage against Beijing.
With Trump Gone, Taiwan Seeks Assurances From Biden Administration
But Biden and his team are likely to resist using Taiwan as a cudgel against China the way Trump did.
Capitol Assault Dominates Hearing for Biden’s Spy Chief
Avril Haines vowed to keep politics out of intelligence.
Biden Can’t Make Washington a Beacon for Human Rights by Returning to Business as Usual
The world stepped up while the United States stepped back from defending human rights. The next U.S. president should join them.
Why the Persecution of Muslims Should Be on Biden’s Agenda
The incoming U.S. president must hold China and other countries accountable for religious persecution—and counter Beijing’s global campaign to destroy human rights.