Demands for a Lab Leak Investigation Are a Dangerous Distraction
U.S.-China cooperation is vital for global health efforts.
Bidenomics Is ‘America First’ With a Brain
Trump’s economic revolution is alive and well—and continuing in abler hands.
The Lab Leak Theory Doesn’t Hold Up
The rush to find a conspiracy around the COVID-19 pandemic’s origins is driven by narrative, not evidence.
The Sneaky Conservatism of China’s Feminist Dramas
As Beijing limits women’s choices, ta shidai television shows soothe without offering real change.
Across the North Korean Border in China, an Economic Winter That Never Ends
The pandemic killed hopes of a trade boom.
Vaccine Diplomacy Boosts China’s Standing in Latin America
Beijing has increased its leverage in the region—but Washington can still stage a comeback.
China’s Diplomacy Is Limiting Its Own Ambitions
Beijing’s self-imposed problems make it a less threatening challenger than it seems.
Beijing Plans a Slow Genocide in Xinjiang
Chinese officials’ own words speak to plans to reduce Uyghur births.
Pentagon Faces Tense Fight Over Pacific Pivot
The Defense Department is in an internal tug of war over the practicality of putting more U.S. troops in the range of Chinese missiles.
Indonesia Is Quietly Warming Up to China
Once inching toward war, the Asian giants are getting closer—while Washington seems unserious and disengaged.
Chinese Women Have Already Voted Against Beijing’s Natalist Hopes
Government efforts to force the birth rate up are met with stubborn resistance.
Myanmar Pressure Campaign Stalls at the United Nations
The military regime’s neighbors resist sanctions, fearing it would divide regional powers.
‘Stronger’ Bets the United States Can Outlast China
When it comes to the mutual relationship, Beijing gets a vote.
With Three-Child Policy, China Is Missing the Point
To really boost birthrates, Beijing needs to focus on gender parity and cost of living.
Relocate the Olympics or Condone Genocide
China is trying to use the 2022 Games to whitewash Xinjiang atrocities.