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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.

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Shanghai Protests, But Not Too Far
November 30, 2022

Shanghai Protests, But Not Too Far

By Bonnie Girard
China’s middle class has rarely taken part in political activism over the past 30 years. They are now voicing their discontent – to a point.
Cross-Strait Relations After the 2022 Midterm Election in Taiwan
November 29, 2022

Cross-Strait Relations After the 2022 Midterm Election in Taiwan

By Charles K. S. Wu, Austin Horng-En Wang, Yao-Yuan Yeh, and Fang-Yu Chen
Going forward, this election will have a number of critical implications for Taiwan’s security.

The Real Importance of China’s ‘Zero COVID’ Protests
November 29, 2022

The Real Importance of China’s ‘Zero COVID’ Protests

By Shannon Tiezzi
“In China, everyone is one step from becoming a dissident” – and zero COVID has pushed many to make that final step.

China Virus Protests Hit Hong Kong After Mainland Rallies
November 29, 2022

China Virus Protests Hit Hong Kong After Mainland Rallies

By Kanis Leung and Zen Soo
In the biggest protests in over a year, around 100 Hong Kongers showed their support for protesters in mainland cities.

Once Again, KMT Scores Big in Taiwan’s Local Elections
November 28, 2022

Once Again, KMT Scores Big in Taiwan’s Local Elections

By Brian Hioe
In many ways, the election results maintained the status quo of pan-Blue dominance over local politics, rather than a dramatic return to form for the KMT.
Crowd Angered by COVID-19 Lockdowns Calls for China’s Xi to Step Down
November 28, 2022

Crowd Angered by COVID-19 Lockdowns Calls for China’s Xi to Step Down

By Dave Kang and Huizhong Wu
"You cannot compare it to any other country," one protester said. "We have to find a way out."

Protesting Workers Beaten at Chinese iPhone Factory
November 24, 2022

Protesting Workers Beaten at Chinese iPhone Factory

By Joe McDonald and Zen Soo
New workers at a Foxconn factory in Zhengzhou are protesting that the company changed the terms of their work agreements.
Space and Technology Were Big Winners at China’s 20th Party Congress
November 23, 2022

Space and Technology Were Big Winners at China’s 20th Party Congress

By Namrata Goswami
China’s top leadership changes reflect the prioritization of space, science, and technology.

China Anti-virus Curbs Spur Fears of Global Economic Impact
November 23, 2022

China Anti-virus Curbs Spur Fears of Global Economic Impact

By Joe McDonald
Changes in China's anti-virus controls may be a step toward lifting controls, but "zero COVID" might stay in place until as late as the second half of next year.

Did Costa Rica’s Decision to Recognize China Pay Off?
November 23, 2022

Did Costa Rica’s Decision to Recognize China Pay Off?

By Nohelia Rivera-Matias
15 years after Costa Rica became the first Central American state to switch recognition from Taiwan, has San Jose capitalized on the change?

China’s Interference in Canada’s Elections
November 22, 2022

China’s Interference in Canada’s Elections

By Chauncey Jung
Allegations of election interference are the latest issue to sour Canada on Beijing.
China’s Guangzhou Locks Down Millions in ‘Zero-COVID’ Fight
November 22, 2022

China’s Guangzhou Locks Down Millions in ‘Zero-COVID’ Fight

By Huizhong Wu
Recent outbreaks are testing China’s attempt to bring a more targeted approach to its zero-COVID policies.

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