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China



  • Biden's Taiwan Rhetoric Risks Antagonizing China For No Gain

    by Stephen Wertheim

    The United States' "One China" policy is ambivalent, awkward and dissatisfying. But it's served to prevent a destructive war for decades. Biden's recent comments threaten to destabilize the arrangement. 


  • How Will History Remember Xi?

    by Robert Brent Toplin

    Despite China's growth as an economic and military force, Xi Jinping's authoritarian government may ultimately be seen as a drag on the nation's prosperity and the flourishing of the Chinese population. 



  • The Democratic Potential of China's Grassroots Intellectuals

    by Sebastian Veg

    Chinese intellectuals working outside the protection of state-controlled universites have a perilous existence, but carry on the struggle against the regime's efforts to impose orthodoxy on the nation's history. 



  • Alfred McCoy: Ukraine War May Birth New World Order

    The historian of international relations predicts that the Ukraine invasion and NATO's response will have the effect of tying Russia and China together in an alliance that will reshape the dynamics of international relations, trade, and military power. 



  • China Digs Its Own Grave (and Ours, Too)

    by Alfred McCoy

    History is a poor tool for predicting how the post-fossil fuel world will be organized. But it's clear that a successful world order will have to be based in acknowledging the climate crisis. 


  • A Tale of Two Olympics: Changed China in a Changed World

    by Joe Renouard

    Since the 2008 Beijing games, the People's Republic of China's vastly increased global economic power and the COVID pandemic have changed the core narrative around the current winter games. It remains to be seen whether the Olympics will signal a turn back to openness or the intransigence of a confident world power. 



  • Will the Diplomatic Boycott of the Olympics Have any Effect on China?

    by Meghan Herwig

    After Tiananmen Square, it became clear that American foreign policy was limited by other Asian nation's growing dependence on China. Today, as regional relations shift, will a more effective human rights advocacy be possible? 



  • None Dare Call it "Encirclement"

    by Michael Klare

    While the Pentagon won't use the term, American military policy is clearly aiming at surrounding China to reduce its influence in Asia. This revival of Cold War-era geopolitics is a dangerous provocation. 


  • Journalism is Under Siege in Hong Kong

    by Luwei Rose Luqiu

    The Hong Kong government's increasingly confrontational response to critical journalism is a troubling indicator of a willingness to engage in authoritarian restrictions of the press in the name of national security. 



  • Can Cold War History Help Stop a Disastrous US-China Conflict?

    by Li Chen and Odd Arne Westad

    The emerging superpower rivalry between the US and China is not exactly like the Cold War, and simplistic historical analogies are a poor strategic guide. But Cold War history does offer examples of potential pitfalls. 



  • In China, Illegal to Mock National Heroes

    Since March, a new law has been used at least 15 times to prosecute Chinese who "slander" heroes of the Communist Party's official historical narrative. Experts attribute the crackdown to the fact that slowed economic growth no longer guarantees the party's widespread legitimacy.


  • Imagine a World Remade by US-China Cooperation

    by Lawrence Wittner

    The world has everything to gain from remaking the US-China relationship around cooperative approaches to global problems. Will Xi and Biden follow the example of Reagan and Gorbachev? 



  • The Winner in Afghanistan? China

    by Alfred McCoy

    While the similarities between the American exits from Vietnam and Afghanistan are superficially obvious, the differences are more significant, and signal a steep decline in America's ability to influence world affairs.