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Chinese President Xi Jinping, right, shakes hands with China's former President Hu Jintao

China’s Steps Backward Began Under Hu Jintao

Beijing’s new aggression and ideological reaction started well before Xi Jinping.

Beijing magistrates wearing court uniforms join workers demonstrating in support of student hunger-strikers gathered at Tiananmen Square, in Beijing on May 18, 1989.

Xi Jinping’s Tiananmen Family Lessons

The Chinese leader learned one key thing from his father: The party comes first.

A float with a giant portrait of Chinese President Xi Jinping passes by Tiananmen Square during the National Day parade in Beijing on Oct. 1, 2019.

Xi Jinping Is a ‘Good Emperor’

An advocate for China describes why the pandemic has increased his trust in Xi, the party, and Beijing.

Graffiti showing U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping in Berlin on April 26.

Trump Is Dangerously Predictable With China

Whether he is cozying up to China or scapegoating it, Trump has consistently placed his personal political interests over those of the United States.

In Seoul, a South Korean soldier walks past a television screen showing North Korean leader Kim Jong Un with Chinese President Xi Jinping in China, on March 28, 2018.

With Kim Jong Un Mysteriously Gone, China Is Likely to Make a Power Move

There are many ways Beijing could use the mystery surrounding Kim Jong Un’s disappearance to its advantage. None of them are good for the United States or Japan.

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No, the Coronavirus Will Not Change the Global Order

We should be skeptical toward claims that the pandemic changes everything. China won’t benefit, and the United States will remain preeminent.

President Xi Jinping arrives at a meeting of the National People's Congress

China Will Do Anything to Deflect Coronavirus Blame

Don’t mistake different messages for division within the party.

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a White House press conference on the COVID-19 outbreak on Feb. 26.

Truth Has Become a Coronavirus Casualty

From Beijing to Washington, governments have been muzzling scientists, inflating the success of their containment efforts, and discrediting valid reporting. Citizens have to fight back.

A man wearing a protective face mask walks in a nearly empty shopping mall, a few minutes after rush hour, in Beijing on Feb. 24.

How Do You Keep China’s Economy Running With 750 Million in Quarantine?

The “demon virus” threat has rattled the confidence of many Chinese in the regime’s ability to protect people’s lives and jobs.

Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Donald Trump attend a welcoming ceremony in Beijing on Nov. 9, 2017.

Donald Trump’s America Can’t Fight Xi Jinping’s China

China hawks pinned too many hopes on a deeply flawed administration.

Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives for a bilateral meeting with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro (out of frame) ahead of the 11th edition of the BRICS Summit in Brasília on Nov. 13.

Xi Jinping Knows Who His Enemies Are

A new book lays out the Chinese leader’s stark worldview.

Chinese President Xi Jinping meets Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko.

China’s Global Critics Are Helping It Win

Beijing won’t tolerate dissent at home. But when foreigners criticize its geopolitical tactics, it listens.

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Can American Values Survive in a Chinese World?

A new book looks at the China challenge for the United States—and China itself.

Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G-20 summit in Japan.

Xi Jinping Has Embraced Vladimir Putin—for Now

But the Russia-China flirtation may not last forever. As in the classic novel “Romance of the Three Kingdoms,” the Chinese can be calculating about alliances.

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