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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.

New Coronavirus Cases Decline in China as Counting Method Revised Again
February 20, 2020

New Coronavirus Cases Decline in China as Counting Method Revised Again

By Associated Press
Authorities have once again changed how they count new daily infections.

Coronavirus: The View From the Chinese Himalayas
February 19, 2020

Coronavirus: The View From the Chinese Himalayas

By Elisabeth Forster
In the majority Tibetan region, the viral outbreak is feeding into underlying ethnic tensions.
Red Flag: Impacts of Coronavirus in China and the World
February 18, 2020

Red Flag: Impacts of Coronavirus in China and the World

By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from George Magnus.

Amid Coronavirus Outbreak, China’s Government Tightens Its Grip
February 15, 2020

Amid Coronavirus Outbreak, China’s Government Tightens Its Grip

By Maximilian Mayer and Nicholas Ross Smith
The CCP’s response to the epidemic foreshadows a massive health-surveillance regime.

Taiwan Bars Children of Taiwanese-Chinese Couples From Repatriation Amid Coronavirus Outbreak
February 15, 2020

Taiwan Bars Children of Taiwanese-Chinese Couples From Repatriation Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

By Nick Aspinwall
The reversal of an earlier decision to allow the children entry to Taiwan was supported by DPP legislators and revealed a divide among Taiwanese people.

The Coronavirus Epidemic: Challenge or Opportunity for US-China Relations?
February 14, 2020

The Coronavirus Epidemic: Challenge or Opportunity for US-China Relations?

By Bao Huaying
The U.S. government has seized on the crisis to adopt harsh policies toward China. But there are glimmer of hopes from society itself.

China’s Coronavirus Outbreak and Economic Performance: Test for Performance Legitimacy?
February 14, 2020

China’s Coronavirus Outbreak and Economic Performance: Test for Performance Legitimacy?

By Dingding Chen
What does the Coronavirus outbreak mean for China’s future development?
Where Does China’s ‘One Country, Two Systems’ Stand in 2020?
February 13, 2020

Where Does China’s ‘One Country, Two Systems’ Stand in 2020?

By Derek Grossman
The framework for governing Hong Kong and Macau – and, Beijing hopes, one day Taiwan – is battered but unbroken.

The Coronavirus and China’s Diplomatic Slowdown
February 13, 2020

The Coronavirus and China’s Diplomatic Slowdown

By Eleanor Albert
With Beijing turning inward to battle the new disease, progress on the foreign policy front may be delayed.

Coronavirus Paranoia May Boost the Chinese Public’s Approval of the Government
February 13, 2020

Coronavirus Paranoia May Boost the Chinese Public’s Approval of the Government

By Jo Kim
Chinese people largely seem to approve of the central government’s actions and applaud harsh quarantine measures at the local level.

Everyday Life in China Under the Shadow of Coronavirus
February 12, 2020

Everyday Life in China Under the Shadow of Coronavirus

By Bonnie Girard
“Living on top of a mountain” with food deliveries, no masks – and a surprisingly upbeat outlook.
Report: Beijing Ups Pressure on Taipei’s Sole Remaining African Diplomatic Partner
February 11, 2020

Report: Beijing Ups Pressure on Taipei’s Sole Remaining African Diplomatic Partner

By Ankit Panda
The pressure on Eswatini increased after Tsai Ing-wen's January 2020 election victory.

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