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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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The New US-China Battlefield Over the COVID-19 Narrative: Poland
May 22, 2020

The New US-China Battlefield Over the COVID-19 Narrative: Poland

By Paulina Uznanska and Marian Fila
Largely via Twitter, the U.S. and Chinese ambassadors to Poland have engaged in a fierce debate over COVID-19.
China Considers Bill Limiting Hong Kong Opposition Activity
May 22, 2020

China Considers Bill Limiting Hong Kong Opposition Activity

By Associated Press
Such legislation was last proposed in 2003, sparking protests.

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen Begins Her Second Term
May 21, 2020

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen Begins Her Second Term

By Nick Aspinwall
Tsai thanked the Taiwanese people for their unity and resilience in containing the COVID-19 outbreak and offered to engage in dialogue with Beijing.

US Sanctions Prompt China to Cut Most Iran Oil Supplies, Officially at Least
May 21, 2020

US Sanctions Prompt China to Cut Most Iran Oil Supplies, Officially at Least

By Yigal Chazan
Declared imports have nosedived, but Beijing seems unwilling to shut off completely deliveries from its strategic partner.

China Says Boy Picked by Dalai Lama Now a College Graduate 
May 19, 2020

China Says Boy Picked by Dalai Lama Now a College Graduate 

By Associated Press
Gedhun Choekyi Nyima went missing at age 6, among with his family, shortly after being named the 11th Panchen Lama in 1995. 
Hong Kong Needs to Defend Its Education System
May 19, 2020

Hong Kong Needs to Defend Its Education System

By Chauncey Jung
The self-autonomous city’s education system is the latest battleground to resist China’s influence campaign.

How the Yellow Economic Circle Can Revolutionize Hong Kong
May 19, 2020

How the Yellow Economic Circle Can Revolutionize Hong Kong

By Simon Shen
Building the grassroots economic movement could be the key to breaking the establishment's economic stranglehold.
Decoding Xi Jinping’s Speech at the World Health Assembly
May 19, 2020

Decoding Xi Jinping’s Speech at the World Health Assembly

By Valérie Niquet
China is on the defensive amid a global backlash, trying to move the narrative toward Xi’s “shared future for mankind.”

Investigating China: COVID-19 and the CCP
May 19, 2020

Investigating China: COVID-19 and the CCP

By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Xun Zhou.

Interpreting China’s ‘Wolf-Warrior Diplomacy‘
May 15, 2020

Interpreting China’s ‘Wolf-Warrior Diplomacy‘

By Zhiqun Zhu
What explains the sharper tone to China’s overseas conduct recently?

The Precarious Triangle: China, Taiwan, and United States
May 15, 2020

The Precarious Triangle: China, Taiwan, and United States

By Zoe Leung
Taiwan has become the most dangerous flashpoint in U.S.-China relations.
Restricting Chinese Journalist Visas Will Not Stop China’s Propaganda Campaigns
May 14, 2020

Restricting Chinese Journalist Visas Will Not Stop China’s Propaganda Campaigns

By Chauncey Jung
China’s state media have the resources to carry on. It’s the Chinese journalists affiliated with independent media who will suffer the most.

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