Chinese TikTok Users Are in Love With ‘Daddy Putin’
Popular videos paint the Russian president as a widely admired figure.
Where the West and China Find Common Ground
A striking new translation of Chinese fairy tales shows a shared folkloric tradition.
Bill Gates’s Pandemic Prevention Plan Has a China-Sized Blind Spot
In his new book, the billionaire philanthropist focuses on technical solutions but ignores politics.
Engagement With China Was Always a Long Shot
Beijing’s Leninist regime is fundamentally resistant to change.
Older Chinese Are Demanding Money to Get Vaccinated
A government push has created a strange market in some rural areas.
New Philippine President Marcos Is No Duterte on Foreign Policy
Monday’s victor intends to defend sovereignty against China and prioritize the U.S. alliance.
While America Slept, China Became Indispensable
Washington has long ignored much of the world. Beijing hasn’t.
Locking China Out of the Global Order Could Backfire
Washington is wrong to assume Beijing is incapable of accommodation.
China Wants Its Investments in Afghanistan to Be Safer Than in Pakistan
Beijing could profit handsomely from Afghan resources and exports, but new ventures risk exposing Chinese nationals to violence.
Shanghai’s Food Shortages Spur Voluntarism and Cynicism
Locals are ensuring their own supply after prominent government failures.
It’s Going to Be a Hot Summer for the U.S.-China Relationship
After an uneasy detente, the Biden administration’s China strategy is about to make itself felt.
Xi Jinping Is Fighting a War for China’s History
Fear of “historical nihilism” has haunted China’s leadership for years.
Ukraine Has Asia Thinking About War
The return of major conflict is leading Asian countries to boost their militaries.
The U.S. and China Need Ground Rules for AI Dangers
Autonomous weapon systems pose a serious escalatory risk.
Taiwan Doesn’t Need a Formal U.S. Security Guarantee
U.S. security cooperation is a more powerful demonstration of commitment than any declaration of intent.
Why Xi Is Trapped in Ukraine
Now, it is Russia, not China, sitting in the geopolitical driver’s seat.