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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.

What Trump’s Latest Moves on Hong Kong Really Mean for the City
June 01, 2020

What Trump’s Latest Moves on Hong Kong Really Mean for the City

By Brian Wong
Withdrawing Hong Kong's special status under U.S. law will hurt the city itself far more than it will hurt China.

Can China Lead the Post-COVID World Toward Sustainability?
May 29, 2020

Can China Lead the Post-COVID World Toward Sustainability?

By John Pabon
The pandemic is an opportunity to drastically rethink development. China is best positioned to take up the challenge.
COVID-19 Is Not Hurting China’s Diplomacy in at Least One Region: South America
May 29, 2020

COVID-19 Is Not Hurting China’s Diplomacy in at Least One Region: South America

By Lukas Mejia and Marine Ragnet
Amid U.S. retrenchment, China rises as an alternative for South America – even amid the pandemic.

Taiwan Says It Will Draft Plan to Help Hong Kongers as National Security Law Looms
May 29, 2020

Taiwan Says It Will Draft Plan to Help Hong Kongers as National Security Law Looms

By Nick Aspinwall
Beijing's plan to impose a national security law on Hong Kong has reopened a debate over how Taiwan should help Hong Kongers intending to seek asylum or residency.

China in Europe: All for One and One for All?
May 29, 2020

China in Europe: All for One and One for All?

By Agnes Szunomar
Chinese infrastructure-building attempts in Central and Eastern Europe are different in each country. So is the response from host governments.

China Moves to Quell Hong Kong Protests With Security Law
May 28, 2020

China Moves to Quell Hong Kong Protests With Security Law

By Zen Soo and Ken Moritsugu
The decision allowing Beijing to craft a national security law for Hong Kong sailed through the National People’s Congress on Thursday.

Overseas Gambling Ventures a Lucky Strike for China’s Power Projection
May 28, 2020

Overseas Gambling Ventures a Lucky Strike for China’s Power Projection

By Hugh Harsono
How overseas gambling enterprises double as power projection tools for China.
Canada Judge Rules Huawei CFO’s Extradition Case Will Proceed
May 28, 2020

Canada Judge Rules Huawei CFO’s Extradition Case Will Proceed

By Associated Press
Meng Wanzhou's extradition cleared a legal hurdle, despite pressure from Beijing.

The US No Longer Considers Hong Kong Autonomous. What Does That Mean?
May 28, 2020

The US No Longer Considers Hong Kong Autonomous. What Does That Mean?

By Shannon Tiezzi
The announcement has huge ramifications, but its actual impact is not yet clear.

Beijing’s National Security Messaging on Hong Kong
May 28, 2020

Beijing’s National Security Messaging on Hong Kong

By Eleanor Albert
China is defending its plans for Hong Kong with a fervent PR blitz.

Why Are Chinese Stocks Dropping in the US?
May 26, 2020

Why Are Chinese Stocks Dropping in the US?

By Chutian Zhou
The fraying of U.S.-China relations is having an impact on Chinese companies listed in the U.S.
Hong Kong Is Becoming Ground Zero in the New Cold War
May 25, 2020

Hong Kong Is Becoming Ground Zero in the New Cold War

By Brian C.H. Fong
If Hong Kong falls, the long arm of the Chinese Communist Party will expand further.

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