Why Trade Wars Are Inevitable
Trump’s trade wars aren’t just about him or China—but global economic imbalances that the next U.S. administration will still have to address.
From Chop Suey to Fine Dining
Wealthy Chinese are pushing to overturn their national cuisine’s image as fast and cheap.
Xinjiang Backlash Is Hitting Chinese Firms Hard
The United States has slapped sanctions on companies tied to Chinese repression. That may be just the start.
Taiwan Needs a Maoist Military
Beijing can always outspend Taipei. It’s time to think small and mean.
China’s Record on Intellectual Property Rights Is Getting Better and Better
The country is making the transition from net importer of ideas to net innovator, and as it does, it is finding that good patent laws matter.
Chinese Propaganda Has No Place on Campus
Universities can’t handle Confucius Institutes responsibly. The state should step in.
Trump Is Beijing’s Best Asset
Chinese officials want the U.S. president reelected—because he’s so weak.
The Leaders of the World’s Two Biggest Countries Meet—and Come Away With Little Progress
Flashy summits between Xi Jinping and Narendra Modi don’t achieve much because India has a weaker set of cards than China. To change the game, New Delhi needs to hew closer to Washington.
The Pretend Trade Deal
Both the United States and China want a bargain. But they’re fooling themselves if they think it’s happening.
Why Huawei Isn’t So Scary
The Chinese company’s lead in the 5G race isn’t insurmountable, and other firms and countries shouldn’t rush into the fray.
Can American Values Survive in a Chinese World?
A new book looks at the China challenge for the United States—and China itself.
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Turkey bombs Syrian Kurds, Poland goes to the polls, and the NBA bows to Chinese pressure.
Trade War Pause Leaves Few Happy
Mini-deal between the United States and China brings relief to farmers but offers no long-term solutions.
Belt and Road Tests China’s Image in Pakistan
As China’s presence in Pakistan grows, the countries’ special relationship could be strained.
The Trade War Is Only Getting Worse
Any expectations that high-level U.S.-China talks this week could produce a grand bargain on trade have all but evaporated.
China Could Be the Big Winner of Saudi Arabia’s Race to Become a Tech Hub
Beijing is a natural partner to fast and cheap development, but Riyadh should be wary of alienating its allies.
I Was a Model Uighur. China Took My Family Anyway.
Beijing says it’s releasing people from the camps. So where are my parents?