China’s Biotech Boom Could Transform Lives—or Destroy Them
Washington and Beijing have a shared interest in making sure new technology stays within limits.
Does Trump Have a China Trade Deal Yet or What?
Sort of. If you can call it that. Pity about all the lost billions of dollars.
Hong Kong’s Minorities Face Racism From Police and Protesters
Ethnic tensions are coming to the fore, but many minorities find solidarity with activists.
To Stop Fake News, Online Journalism Needs a Global Watchdog
Without regulations that push search engines and social media companies to prioritize reliable and truthful sources of information, propaganda and censored content will dominate digital platforms.
Is the United States Really Leaving the Paris Climate Agreement?
Yes, but the process takes a long time. Final withdrawal will occur one day after the 2020 election—but Washington may still be able to get back in.
The NBA’s Hong Kong Disaster Should Warn Britain Off Huawei
Boris Johnson is set to let the Chinese giant back into U.K. telecoms. That would be a mistake.
While Trump Builds Tariff Walls, Asia Bets on Free Trade
It’s crunch time for the biggest trade deal you’ve never heard of.
Macron’s Veto Leaves Balkans Wide Open for Russia and China
After the EU snub, the United States needs to step up in the region.
China’s Global Critics Are Helping It Win
Beijing won’t tolerate dissent at home. But when foreigners criticize its geopolitical tactics, it listens.
How the United States Could Lose a Great-Power War
The U.S. military is focused on future fights against China and Russia—but it could be playing right into their hands.
For Uighur Muslims in China, Life Keeps Getting Harder
Concentration camps, surveillance, and spies keep the community under tight control.
Our Top Weekend Reads
China’s growing influence in the U.N., protests around the world, and a far-right candidate flops in the Canadian election.
Trump Finally Found a Chinese Import He Likes: Corruption
Enlisting Beijing to interfere in the U.S. election is no joke.
Hong Kong’s Future: Police State or Mob State?
The destiny of Hong Kong hangs in the balance as neither police nor protesters are willing to back down.
Chinese Universities’ First Course Is Nationalism 101
Mandatory military training for students is becoming even more fiercely ideological.
China and India Are Fighting Over Nepal’s Railways
The mountain state has just 18 miles of track. Beijing and New Delhi are keen to change that.