A Squabble About History Almost Killed Xi Jinping’s Father
Fights about the party’s past are serious business in Beijing.
German Academic Freedom Is Now Decided in Beijing
German universities are bowing to China on censorship. That could finally change under the new government.
Ideological Competition With China Is Inevitable—Like It or Not
Beijing recognizes promoting human rights and democracy is an ideological challenge. So should Washington.
The Party’s Party Is All About Xi
As the Chinese Communist Party celebrates its 100th anniversary, nothing else counts but “Xi Jinping Thought.”
Biden Plans Big Pledge on U.S. Emissions Cuts
Washington wants to reclaim climate leadership and get other major countries to ramp up ambitions.
The United States and China Need to Cooperate—for the Planet’s Sake
Polling shows Americans want Biden to emphasize climate diplomacy with Beijing.
Germany Is Pouring Cold Water on the Biden-Europe Love Fest
Even the arrival of a pro-European U.S. administration can’t paper over unmistakable signs of trans-Atlantic trouble.
Has China Decided That ‘Moderately Prosperous’ Is Good Enough?
As China’s growth model sputters and Xi Jinping prioritizes repression over reform, China looks unlikely to join the ranks of developed countries.