Vietnam’s Quiet New Autocrat Is Consolidating Power
President Nguyen Phu Trong is drawing from Xi Jinping's playbook.
Nowhere to Run in Xi’s China
The Chinese leader’s cult reaches into the most remote regions of the country.
I Mastered Xi Jinping Thought, and I Have the Certificate to Prove It
Study of the leader’s half-baked ideas is increasingly compulsory in China.
China’s Great Leap Backward
For decades, the country managed to avoid most problems suffered by dictatorships. Now Xi Jinping’s personal power play risks undermining everything that made China exceptional.
Putin and Xi Outrank Trump in Global Confidence Poll
Merkel and Macron come out far ahead in a new Pew Research survey.
Chinese Investment in the U.S. Tanks Amid Major Policy Crackdowns
With or without a trade war, Chinese foreign direct investment to the United States won’t stop tumbling anytime soon.
Xi Jinping Is the World’s Most Powerful Soccer Coach
China's team is a national embarrassment — but the party chairman has big plans for the game.
Xi and Kim’s Marriage of Convenience
The Chinese president is briefed on the Singapore summit during the North Korean leader’s third state visit.
Beijing’s Threats Against Taiwan Are Deadly Serious
China's leaders are giving up on political hopes of reunification — and considering military options.
On China’s New Silk Road, Democracy Pays A Toll
China's vast foreign investment program comes at a sharp cost to human rights and good governance
China Enlists U.N. to Promote Its Belt and Road Project
Top United Nations officials are helping sell Xi Jinping’s signature foreign-policy initiative.
Trump Is Driving Xi Into Modi’s Arms
China’s more afraid of a volatile United States than a powerful India.
China’s $6 Billion Propaganda Blitz Is a Snooze
Beijing’s propaganda works at home, but it can't compete globally.
Did Kim’s Visit Just Hand China a Trump Card?
An unannounced visit boosted both Beijing’s and Pyongyang’s leverage in negotiations, but Washington still seems to have no plan.
Is China the World Leader in Biomedical Fraud?
Xi Jinping should be promoting evidence-based medicine, not quackery.
Defending America Means Defending Democracy
With China and Russia on the rise, the United States leaves the field uncontested at its peril.
With Trump Focused on North Korea, Beijing Sails Ahead in South China Sea
China is starting to dictate terms in one of the world’s strategic waterways, and the United States is largely missing in action.