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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.

China Bids Farewell to Trump Administration’s ‘Lies and Madness’
January 21, 2021

China Bids Farewell to Trump Administration’s ‘Lies and Madness’

By Shannon Tiezzi
China’s Foreign Ministry hit a group of outgoing officials, including Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, with sanctions.

UK: ‘Genocide’ Clause to China Trade Deals Narrowly Defeated
January 20, 2021

UK: ‘Genocide’ Clause to China Trade Deals Narrowly Defeated

By Associated Press
The proposal would have made the U.K. the first country in the world to allow genocide cases to be considered in domestic courts.
On Final Day in Office, Secretary Pompeo Declares China Has Committed ‘Genocide’
January 20, 2021

On Final Day in Office, Secretary Pompeo Declares China Has Committed ‘Genocide’

By Shannon Tiezzi
It will fall to the Biden administration to deal with the consequences of Pompeo’s statement on the crackdown in Xinjiang.

Is a China-ASEAN Comprehensive Strategic Partnership Likely in 2021?
January 19, 2021

Is a China-ASEAN Comprehensive Strategic Partnership Likely in 2021?

By Huynh Tam Sang
Things look promising for an expansion of ASEAN-China ties – but some formidable hurdles remain.

China Economy Grows in 2020 As Rebound From Virus Gains
January 18, 2021

China Economy Grows in 2020 As Rebound From Virus Gains

By Associated Press
While most major economies struggle to recover from the pandemic, the Chinese economy shows signs of growth across sectors.

Taiwan Visit by Trump’s UN Envoy Canceled, Ending a Wild Ride in Taiwan-US Relations
January 18, 2021

Taiwan Visit by Trump’s UN Envoy Canceled, Ending a Wild Ride in Taiwan-US Relations

By Nick Aspinwall
The canceled visit by Ambassador Kelly Craft spared Taiwan an enlarged domestic controversy over its handling of the final days of the Trump administration.

China Is Expanding Its Foreign Policy Vision. Is Latin America Ready?
January 16, 2021

China Is Expanding Its Foreign Policy Vision. Is Latin America Ready?

By Isabel Bernhard
A more expansive Chinese foreign policy after 2021 will have political and economic implications for its Western Hemispheric partners.
Hong Kong Begins Internet Restrictions on National Security Grounds
January 15, 2021

Hong Kong Begins Internet Restrictions on National Security Grounds

By Jessie Lau
The first blocking of a website has raised concerns that the Great Firewall might be coming to Hong Kong.

Despite COVID-19 Crunch, China-Mekong Integration Continues
January 15, 2021

Despite COVID-19 Crunch, China-Mekong Integration Continues

By Sebastian Strangio
Beijing continues to focus on deepening its physical integration with the Southeast Asian nations to its south.

China’s Goals for Wang Yi’s Southeast Asian Tour
January 15, 2021

China’s Goals for Wang Yi’s Southeast Asian Tour

By Nian Peng
The foreign minister’s trip was about much more than COVID-19 vaccines.

China COVID-19 Cases Spike as WHO Researchers Visit
January 15, 2021

China COVID-19 Cases Spike as WHO Researchers Visit

By Associated Press
As a global team arrives to investigate the pandemic’s origins, China is seeing a rare surge in its infections.
China-EU Investment Deal Sparks Backlash Over Rights Concerns
January 13, 2021

China-EU Investment Deal Sparks Backlash Over Rights Concerns

By Shannon Tiezzi
Civil society organizations and members of the European Parliament alike are objecting to the deal amid China's continuing crackdowns in Xinjiang and Hong Kong.

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