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Biden, Xi hold virtual summit
Biden, Xi hold virtual summit

Biden-Xi Meeting Unlikely to Halt U.S.-Chinese Slide

Compromise is becoming increasingly difficult—especially over Taiwan.

A propaganda poster from the 1960s shows Chinese leader Mao Zedong.
A propaganda poster from the 1960s shows Chinese leader Mao Zedong.

Xi’s Great Leap Backward

Beijing is running out of recipes for its looming jobs crisis—and reviving Mao-era policies.

Russians in Poland protest
Russians in Poland protest

Poland Has Had It With Russia

The ratings are out: And Biden falls alongside Putin.

Employees watch a cargo ship at a port in China, which is experiencing an economic downturn.
Employees watch a cargo ship at a port in China, which is experiencing an economic downturn.

China’s Crisis of Confidence

What if, instead of being a competitor, China can no longer afford to compete at all?

Shanghai lockdown
Shanghai lockdown

As China’s Economy Falters, Be Careful What You Wish For

Why Western schadenfreude about Beijing’s economic troubles is misplaced.

U.S. President Joe Biden meets with Chinese President Xi Jinping.
U.S. President Joe Biden meets with Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Is Biden Missing a Chance to Engage China?

Appalled by Russian President Vladimir Putin’s Ukraine debacle, Beijing could be open to a new U.S. approach.

A grid of video screens shows U.S President Joe Biden attends a virtual summit with ASEAN leaders/
A grid of video screens shows U.S President Joe Biden attends a virtual summit with ASEAN leaders/

Biden and Xi Struggle to Compete in Asia

What do the two superpowers have in common as they woo the region? Flawed strategies.

Xi and Putin in Moscow
Xi and Putin in Moscow

Why Xi Is Trapped in Ukraine

Now, it is Russia, not China, sitting in the geopolitical driver’s seat.

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What Exactly Is America’s China Policy?

The United States needs to right-size the China threat to know how to counter it.

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping attend a ceremony at Tsinghua University in Beijing on April 26, 2019.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping attend a ceremony at Tsinghua University in Beijing on April 26, 2019.

Putin’s War Is Xi’s Worst Nightmare

Beijing is watching closely. And it doesn’t like what it sees.

Putin and Xi at their summit in Beijing
Putin and Xi at their summit in Beijing

Don’t Buy the Xi-Putin Hype

Beijing went out of its way to downplay the summit's significance, revealing a potential wedge for the West.

Chinese President Xi Jinping appears on a large screen during a cultural performance celebrating the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Chinese Communist Party at the National Stadium in Beijing on June 28, 2021.
Chinese President Xi Jinping appears on a large screen during a cultural performance celebrating the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Chinese Communist Party at the National Stadium in Beijing on June 28, 2021.

Xi Jinping Is Watching His Back

His rhetoric has taken a paranoid turn—and holing himself up in Beijing hasn’t helped.

Xi Zhongxun from a postage stamp commemorating the Chinese military leader.
Xi Zhongxun from a postage stamp commemorating the Chinese military leader.

A Squabble About History Almost Killed Xi Jinping’s Father

Fights about the party’s past are serious business in Beijing.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks at the opening of the Confucius Institute in Stralsund, Germany, on Aug. 30, 2016.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks at the opening of the Confucius Institute in Stralsund, Germany, on Aug. 30, 2016.

German Academic Freedom Is Now Decided in Beijing

German universities are bowing to China on censorship. That could finally change under the new government.

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