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Fishing vessels carrying slogans and Chinese national flags

China Is Fishing for Trouble at Sea

The Trump administration is taking on China’s illegal catch—and Biden should do the same.

Chinese soldiers

Xi Jinping Doubles Down on Korean War Propaganda

China’s new nationalism is alienating its neighbors and distorting history.

Security cameras with artificial intelligence facial recognition technology at the China International Exhibition on Public Safety and Security in Beijing on Oct. 24, 2018.

Note to Biden: Forget Trade, the Real War With China Is Over Tech

Just like Trump, Biden is stuck in the last century if he believes globalization is about trade and rust-belt manufacturing jobs.

U.S. then-Vice President Joe Biden and German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the chancellery in Berlin on Feb. 1, 2013.

For the West, There Is No Road Back to a Time Before Trump

Europeans are relieved by Biden’s victory but will be very disappointed if they don’t heed the lessons of the past four years.

Young activists and supporters of U.S. President-elect Joe Biden gather and dance on Black Lives Matter Plaza just outside the White House on Nov. 4.

Our Top Weekend Reads

America’s democracy demotion, U.N. peacemaking in the age of plague, and Biden’s Putin challenge.

The Huawei production campus in Dongguan, China, on April 25, 2019.

The Biden Administration Needs a Fresh Approach to Huawei and 5G

Rivalry with China is only one reason why U.S. policy on digital risks is falling short.

Supporters of President Donald Trump gather outside the governor's mansion to protest the results of the U.S. presidential election in St. Paul, Minnesota, on Nov. 7.

Liberal Chinese Americans Are Fighting Right-Wing WeChat Disinformation

Chinese-language social media has been dominated by racism and fake news.

A waitress wears a protective mask as she watches a speech by U.S. President Donald Trump on a television during an election-watching event at a bar in Beijing on Nov. 4.

Why China Isn’t Congratulating Biden

A dive into Chinese-language media offers some clues.

People's Liberation Army soldiers wear protective masks as they stand at attention in front of photo of China's president Xi Jinping at their barracks in Beijing on May 20.

The Power Delusion

U.S.-China competition isn’t just about great-power rivalry. It’s about the ideological battle between democracy and authoritarianism, too.

Abu Bakker Qassim, a Chinese Muslim and an ethnic Uighur released from Guántanamo

Why Did the United States Take China’s Word on Supposed Uighur Terrorists?

The Eastern Turkistan Islamic Movement barely existed, but Washington wanted Beijing on board for the war on terror.

Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen gestures in front of the Presidential Office in Taipei on Oct. 10.

Biden Will Speak Softer but Act Stronger on Taiwan

U.S. support will be strengthened, but Trump’s provocations will disappear.

People wear protective masks as they take photos and observe at the launch event for a smartphone company in Beijing on Nov. 6.

A Divided Washington Is (Sort of) United on China

Hundreds of billions of dollars are ready to flow into U.S. tech—if both sides can agree where.

A boy plays in front of the Chinese flag at Wuhan Revolution Museum in Wuhan, China, on Oct. 7.

Why Trump Will Blame Beijing for a Biden Victory

Right-wing Chinese American groups have already conjured up conspiracies.

Chinese then-Vice President Xi Jinping and U.S. then-Vice President Joe Biden at a welcome ceremony inside the Great Hall of the People on Aug. 18, 2011 in Beijing.

America Under Biden Won’t Go Soft on China

Beijing may appreciate a less erratic U.S. administration. But it shouldn’t expect Biden to be more pliable.

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden meets workers at the Fiat Chrysler plant in Detroit, Michigan on March 10.

China and Europe Won’t Get Any Relief on Trade From Biden

Washington will not return as the champion of the global trading system. But it may stop being its biggest foe.

Tourists at a former Taiwan military base

Xi Doesn’t Need to Invade Taiwan Right Now

An uncertain U.S. presidency creates the risk of opportunism, but the dangers are too high for Beijing.

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