Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi speaks during a press conference with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on June 14, 2018.

Reciprocity Is a Tool, Not a Strategy, Against China

Tit-for-tat tactics are sometimes necessary but rarely effective.

Crowds of travelers walk through a hall at a railway station in Hangzhou in China's eastern Zhejiang province on the last day of the Spring Festival holiday on Feb. 10, 2019.

Don’t Give Up on Chinese Democracy

Times are dark, but civil society is quietly growing.

Security guards wearing protective face masks stand at the exit of the Forbidden City in Beijing on Jan. 25.

The Wuhan Virus Could Hurt the Party’s Legitimacy

Local authorities are taking a bigger hit than the central government.

In this photograph taken on August 22, 2017, doctors prepare instruments during a patient's plastic surgery procedure at Huamei Medical Cosmetology Hospital in Shanghai. (CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP/Getty Images)

Under the Knife in China

Lack of proper training leaves Chinese surgeons dangerously under-skilled.

A Uighur man and his granddaughter are seen in their home after a meal during the Corban Festival, known to Muslims worldwide as Eid al-Adha or “feast of the sacrifice,” in China’s far western Xinjiang province on Sept. 12, 2016. (Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)

China’s Nightmare Homestay

In Xinjiang, unwanted Chinese guests monitor Uighur homes 24/7.

The national flags of Australia and China are displayed before a portrait of Mao Zedong facing Tiananmen Square, during a visit by Australia's Prime Minister Julia Gillard in Beijing on April 26, 2011. The trip is Gillard's first to China, Australia's top trading partner, and comes at a time when the communist country is waging its toughest crackdown on dissent in years. AFP PHOTO/Frederic J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

Is China Pulling the Strings Down Under?

Revelations about Chinese influence have rocked Australian media and politics. Should the U.S. have the same debate?

WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 13:  Ivanka Trump attends a round table discussion with her father U.S. President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, on the advancement of women entrepreneurs and business leadersat the White House February 13, 2017 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Unpacking China’s Curious ‘Ivanka Fever’

The President's powerful daughter evokes deeply-held tropes in Chinese society.

Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan wave as they leave the plane upon their arrival at Moscow's Vnukovo II Government airport on May 8, 2015. Jinping arrived in Moscow to take part in the Victory Day celebrations. AFP PHOTO / ALEXANDER NEMENOV        (Photo credit should read ALEXANDER NEMENOV/AFP/Getty Images)

When Xi Meets the Trumps

China's president has descended on Florida for a summit with a counterpart he's never met. What happens now?

BEIJING, CHINA - MARCH 05:  Chinese President Xi Jinping applauds during the opening of the 3rd Session of the 12th National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People on March 5, 2015 in Beijing, China. The government work report presented:  the main targets of economic and social development; a projected 2015 GDP growth of about 7 percent; and consumer prices rising about 3 percent.  (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)

Don’t Call it the New Chinese Global Order (Yet)

The United States has many strengths. The question is how many it will squander in coming years.

(L-R) Actor Pedro Pascal, director Zhang Yimou, actress Jing Tian and Matt Damon attend the premiere of Universal Pictures' "The Great Wall," February 15, 2017, at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California. / AFP / Robyn Beck        (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Is the Search for a China-Hollywood Blockbuster Doomed?

The flailing 'Great Wall' aspires to be a bicultural extravaganza. The result is a mess.

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 28:  President Donald Trump speaks on the phone with Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel in the Oval Office of the White House, January 28, 2017 in Washington, DC. On Saturday, President Trump is making several phone calls with world leaders from Japan, Germany, Russia, France and Australia. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

‘The Chinese Learned that Trump Blinks’

In a call with China's President, Trump recognized, or at least nodded at, the one-China policy he'd earlier questioned.

Newly graduated Chinese students gather for a convocation ceremony at the University of Science and Technology in Hefei in east China's Anhui province on June 20, 2012. A record 6.8 million Chinese students, most of them born in 1990, are graduating from Chinese colleges this summer, as increasing number of graduates find it tough to get the right job because there are not enough openings for graduates in the major cities. CHINA OUT AFP PHOTO        (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/GettyImages)

China’s Youth Admire America Far More than We Knew

The Communist Party's is responding with a sweeping ideological crackdown on its universities.

HAMBURG, GERMANY - AUGUST 13:  A container ship from China Shipping Line is loaded at the main container port August 13, 2007 in Hamburg, Germany. Northern Germany, with its busy ports of Hamburg, Bremerhaven and Kiel, is a hub of international shipping. Hamburg is among Europe's largest ports.  (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

How Trump Can Win With China

Beijing has been seriously outmaneuvering Washington for years. Trump is off to a lousy start, but here’s how he can turn it around.


I Was Rescued from a Chinese Orphanage. My Friend Wasn’t.

We were both disabled by polio, but I was adopted by Americans. Returning to China 10 years later showed how sharply our destinies had diverged.

YINCHUAN, CHINA:  Sunlight relfected through the ornate window lattices falls on the famed carpets of Ningxia as Hui Chinese Muslims attend afternoon prayers at Yinchaun Central Mosque, 03 September 2004, in northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous region, where one-third of the population are Hui.  The Hui Chinese Muslims are descended from Arab and Persian traders who settled in China centuries ago, gradually inter-marrying and assimilating with Han Chinese, yet maintaining their practice of Islam.   AFP PHOTO/Frederic J. BROWN  (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

Meet China’s State-Approved Muslims

Adapting to Beijing's dictates has allowed Hui Islam to survive. But true believers say it's losing its soul.

China top communist leader, Chairman of Communist Party (CCP) and President of the Republic Mao Zedong smiles during his holidays in 1961 in Lushan Moutain. Chinese official agency distributed this picture in September 1976 after Mao's death with a title: "Great leader Chairman Mao will live forever in our hearts".     CHINA OUT / AFP / XINHUA        (Photo credit should read /AFP/Getty Images)

Mao the Man, Mao the God

Communist China's founding father died forty years ago. His country still struggles with his legacy.

Travis Kalanick, CEO of the global ridesharing service Uber, smiles as he attends a press conference in Beijing on January 11, 2016.  Uber launched in China in February, 2014 and is active in 21 cities there, with plans to be in 100 cities within a year.      AFP PHOTO / WANG ZHAO / AFP / WANG ZHAO        (Photo credit should read WANG ZHAO/AFP/Getty Images)

Was Uber’s China Exit a Failure or a Success?

For internet companies in China, the line between winning and losing has grown fuzzy.

CLEVELAND, OH - JULY 20:  Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump attends the third day of the Republican National Convention on July 20, 2016 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump received the number of votes needed to secure the party's nomination. An estimated 50,000 people are expected in Cleveland, including hundreds of protesters and members of the media. The four-day Republican National Convention kicked off on July 18.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

How Should the Republican Party Approach China Policy?

Much of the answer has to do with how to handle The Donald.

TO GO WITH China-politics-Internet,FEATURE by Pascale Trouillaud  
This photo taken on May 11, 2011 shows a Chinese young woman surfing the net at an Internet bar in Beijing. China, which employs an army of censors to police the Internet, has also deployed legions of "web commentators" to get the government's message out -- in a crafty but effective way.     AFP PHOTO / GOU Yige (Photo credit should read GOU YIGE/AFP/Getty Images)

A Grim Future for Chinese Web Freedom

The unexpected departure of China's censorship evangelist is unlikely to bring about more relaxed policies towards online speech.

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