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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.

India Shows the World How to Use ‘Cyberspace Sovereignty’ Against China
July 02, 2020

India Shows the World How to Use ‘Cyberspace Sovereignty’ Against China

By Chauncey Jung
It’s time for liberal democracies to embrace the term -- with a new definition --to defend against China’s predatory cyber practices.

Taiwan Opens Office to Help People Fleeing Hong Kong in Wake of National Security Law
July 02, 2020

Taiwan Opens Office to Help People Fleeing Hong Kong in Wake of National Security Law

By Nick Aspinwall
Taiwan on Wednesday launched a new office to process applications by Hong Kong nationals seeking to work, study, or seek asylum in the country.
The Economic and Military Impact of China’s BeiDou Navigation System
July 01, 2020

The Economic and Military Impact of China’s BeiDou Navigation System

By Namrata Goswami
The combination of recent technological developments offers a China-led world order a definitive competitive edge.

China Approves Contentious Hong Kong National Security Law
July 01, 2020

China Approves Contentious Hong Kong National Security Law

By Zen Soo and Ken Moritsugu
The new law targeting subversive and secessionist activity has sparked widespread fears of a crackdown on free speech.

Watch China’s Unconventional Levers of Power in World Affairs
June 30, 2020

Watch China’s Unconventional Levers of Power in World Affairs

By Robert Sutter
Unconventional – and often overlooked – practices form a key part of China’s international influence.

With Support for ‘Black Lives Matter’ China Crosses a Thin Line
June 30, 2020

With Support for ‘Black Lives Matter’ China Crosses a Thin Line

By Jo Kim
Beijing’s propaganda use of the anti-racism movement risks backfiring.

China Forces Birth Control on Uyghurs to Suppress Population
June 30, 2020

China Forces Birth Control on Uyghurs to Suppress Population

By Associated Press
Even while China loosens restrictions on family size elsewhere, rates of forced birth control and sterilization are growing in Xinjiang.
Pay Attention to China’s ‘Blue Sea 2020’ Project
June 29, 2020

Pay Attention to China’s ‘Blue Sea 2020’ Project

By YingHui Lee
Is China quietly securitizing marine environmental protection in the South China Sea?

Why Taiwan Matters for the Czech Republic
June 27, 2020

Why Taiwan Matters for the Czech Republic

By Filip Šebok
Taiwan has transformed itself into the “anti-China” in the Czech domestic debate.

China’s Answer to GPS Is Now Fully Complete
June 26, 2020

China’s Answer to GPS Is Now Fully Complete

By Abhilash Halappanavar
The final satellite in the BeiDou system completes an undertaking 20 years in the making.

China’s Approach to Global Governance
June 25, 2020

China’s Approach to Global Governance

By Yanzhong Huang and Joshua Kurlantzick
China’s strategy brings some positives for the world, but poses the dangerous risk of a global governance divide.
Putting a Dollar Amount on China’s Loans to the Developing World
June 24, 2020

Putting a Dollar Amount on China’s Loans to the Developing World

By Yufan Huang and Deborah Brautigam
At long last, we now know how much poor country governments owe China.

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