Subscribe

Blog

China Power

China's rise inspires a mix of awe, fear and skepticism. But what will its global role be? Are we on the brink of a bipolar world? How will its neighbors respond? Will it all come crashing down? The Diplomat's daily China blog will try to find some answers.

At UN, Xi Outlines China’s Vision for the World
September 23, 2020

At UN, Xi Outlines China’s Vision for the World

By Shannon Tiezzi
Xi's address followed (and implicitly responded to) a typical broadside from U.S. President Donald Trump.

Critic of Chinese Leader Sentenced to 18 Years in Graft Case
September 23, 2020

Critic of Chinese Leader Sentenced to 18 Years in Graft Case

By Associated Press
Real estate mogul Ren Zhiqiang had been outspoken on issues from censorship to COVID-19. Now he’s in prison on corruption charges.
China’s Stake in the Afghan Peace Process
September 22, 2020

China’s Stake in the Afghan Peace Process

By Sohrab Azad
Afghanistan is already of strategic importance to Beijing. As U.S. troops leave, China's influence will grow.

Lee Teng-hui’s Memorial Service Provides Catalyst for Diplomatic Outreach to Taiwan
September 22, 2020

Lee Teng-hui’s Memorial Service Provides Catalyst for Diplomatic Outreach to Taiwan

By Shannon Tiezzi
In addition to a U.S. under secretary of state, a former Japanese prime minister was also in attendance.

Taiwan’s KMT Skips Key Cross-Strait Forum Over Comment by Chinese Talk Show Host
September 21, 2020

Taiwan’s KMT Skips Key Cross-Strait Forum Over Comment by Chinese Talk Show Host

By Nick Aspinwall
The Beijing-friendly opposition party said it would sit out the forum, overshadowing the annual event.

The China Climate Challenge
September 18, 2020

The China Climate Challenge

By Scott Moore
What are the prospects for renewed U.S.-China cooperation on climate issues?

China Border City Goes Into ‘Wartime Mode’ to Combat COVID-19
September 18, 2020

China Border City Goes Into ‘Wartime Mode’ to Combat COVID-19

By Sebastian Strangio
The arrival of coronavirus cases from Myanmar highlights the difficulty of securing the long, winding border between the two countries.
What Does China Think About NASA’s Artemis Accords?
September 17, 2020

What Does China Think About NASA’s Artemis Accords?

By Elliot Ji, Michael B. Cerny, and Raphael J. Piliero
China views the U.S. attempt to enshrine new principles for outer space with some skepticism.

As Mongolia Welcomes China’s Foreign Minister, Citizens Protest
September 16, 2020

As Mongolia Welcomes China’s Foreign Minister, Citizens Protest

By Shannon Tiezzi
Mongolians are pushing their government to speak out about the treatment of ethnic Mongolians in China.

China Isn’t Hiding the Border Tensions With India From Its Public Anymore
September 16, 2020

China Isn’t Hiding the Border Tensions With India From Its Public Anymore

By Aadil Brar
China has loosened its restrictions on reporting about the border standoff, while still practicing heavy-handed opinion shaping tactics.

How Identity Politics Overshadowed Hong Kong
September 15, 2020

How Identity Politics Overshadowed Hong Kong

By Jin Kai
An interview with Wong Tsz Yuen, senior reporter at Phoenix TV, on the past, present, and future of Hong Kong through the lens of “identity politics.”
The Vagaries of Crime and Punishment in China
September 15, 2020

The Vagaries of Crime and Punishment in China

By Jerome A. Cohen
As the crackdown against dissidents continues, we still don’t know how Beijing decides the victims, timing, and type of detention.

Page 1 of 381