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Two men walk past a row of guards in uniform.
Two men walk past a row of guards in uniform.

Chinese Police Could Crush Solomon Islands Opposition

Government critics fear security pact consequences.

Former U.S. President Donald Trump and Yasir al-Rumayyan, head of the sovereign wealth fund of Saudi Arabia, look on from the second tee prior to the LIV Golf Invitational-Bedminster at Trump National Golf Club Bedminster on July 28.
Former U.S. President Donald Trump and Yasir al-Rumayyan, head of the sovereign wealth fund of Saudi Arabia, look on from the second tee prior to the LIV Golf Invitational-Bedminster at Trump National Golf Club Bedminster on July 28.

The Battle for the Soul of Golf

A Saudi-sponsored tournament shows why China and other rising powers will struggle to replace established global institutions with their own.

Cargo ships are seen at a harbor in Taiwan.
Cargo ships are seen at a harbor in Taiwan.

Shipping Is Staying Cool About Taiwan

The maritime insurance industry sees little elevated risk from China’s exercises.

Two unidentified military vessels off Taiwan
Two unidentified military vessels off Taiwan
A Chinese military vessel sails off Pingtan Island, one of China's closest points to Taiwan, on Aug. 5.
A Chinese military vessel sails off Pingtan Island, one of China's closest points to Taiwan, on Aug. 5.

China’s Military Exercises Aren’t a Crisis—Yet

Analysts have been keen to make comparisons to tensions in 1996.

A propaganda poster from the 1960s shows Chinese leader Mao Zedong.
A propaganda poster from the 1960s shows Chinese leader Mao Zedong.

Xi’s Great Leap Backward

Beijing is running out of recipes for its looming jobs crisis—and reviving Mao-era policies.

A textile worker at the Maxport factory in Hanoi on Sept. 21, 2021.
A textile worker at the Maxport factory in Hanoi on Sept. 21, 2021.

Companies Are Fleeing China for Friendlier Shores

“Friendshoring” is the new trend as geopolitics bites.

An Afghan security guard stands in front of the Chinese Embassy in Kabul.
An Afghan security guard stands in front of the Chinese Embassy in Kabul.
A collage image that includes Xi Jinping, pandas, a dragon, tanks, Chairman Mao, surveillance cameras, and other nationalist Chinese iconography.
A collage image that includes Xi Jinping, pandas, a dragon, tanks, Chairman Mao, surveillance cameras, and other nationalist Chinese iconography.

China Illustrations Need More Than Dragons, Pandas, and Propaganda

Editorial imagery often recycles stereotypes and ignores Chinese life.

A photo taken on October 21, 2020 shows a tourist walking past a mural painted on a wall on Taiwan's Kinmen islands, which lie just two miles from mainland China's coast.
A photo taken on October 21, 2020 shows a tourist walking past a mural painted on a wall on Taiwan's Kinmen islands, which lie just two miles from mainland China's coast.

What Does the Pelosi Taiwan Uproar Mean for U.S. China Policy?

The controversy over Nancy Pelosi’s proposed trip highlights the contradictions of U.S. policy toward the island.

A group of older Chinese adults sits on a bench outside chatting.
A group of older Chinese adults sits on a bench outside chatting.

A Shrinking China Can’t Overtake America

But if U.S. democracy continues to decay, what’s the point of being on top?

In this screengrab from video obtained by Reuters, demonstrators hold up signs during a protest over the freezing of deposits by some rural-based banks outside a People's Bank of China building in Zhengzhou, Henan province, China, on July 10. Text in foreground reads, "Henan Bank, return to us our legal deposits! The people's life-saving deposits!"
In this screengrab from video obtained by Reuters, demonstrators hold up signs during a protest over the freezing of deposits by some rural-based banks outside a People's Bank of China building in Zhengzhou, Henan province, China, on July 10. Text in foreground reads, "Henan Bank, return to us our legal deposits! The people's life-saving deposits!"
Chinese military aircraft carry a Chinese flag
Chinese military aircraft carry a Chinese flag

China’s Strategy Needs Study, Not Assumptions

Elbridge Colby’s influential take on combating Beijing doesn’t add up.

Protesters wave flags and chant slogans after taking control of the prime minister’s office.
Protesters wave flags and chant slogans after taking control of the prime minister’s office.

China Made a Failed Bet on Sri Lanka’s Rajapaksa Family

Beijing’s investments in the island look shaky after protests topple the government.

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